While it may be hot, summer is a great time to visit Moab! With plenty of fun to be had outdoors and ways to beat the heat, now is a great time to plan your summer vacation in Moab.

By Redtail Air Adventures

Those who have experienced a summer vacation in Moab will tell you what an amazing destination it is this time of year. Yes, it may be hot at times, but the weather is no match for all the opportunities for outdoor recreation and activities to be had. Great for families and solo travelers alike, we can help you plan a summer vacation in Moab you’ll cherish for years to come!

Why Plan a Trip to Moab This Summer

sunset view of the arches and canyons near moab

While Moab is a world-class destination for travel all throughout the year, summer is a fantastic time to visit and provides endless opportunities for fun and recreation. Whether you are traveling solo, with friends, or your whole family in tow, Moab is full of scenic adventures for everyone. 

The national and state parks in the Moab area should not be missed! They cover large areas of land, so it is a great idea to visit them by foot and then by airplane, so that you can see this incredible landscape from all different vantage points. Taking a scenic plane tour with Redtail Air is a great way to evade the midday desert heat while still taking in the incredible natural surroundings and experiencing all this destination has to offer.

Don’t Miss These Activities On Your Moab Vacation!

While there are so many places to visit and activities to choose from when planning your Moab trip this summer, we think that there are a few special highlights that you shouldn’t miss out on. 

Utah National Park Tours

While the parks in the Moab area are thrilling to hike through, it is nearly impossible to see everything they have to offer from the ground level. There is just too much land to cover on foot. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! Redtail can show you the best sights from the air and teach you all about the natural history of the area when you take a Utah national park tour with us. 

We offer many different scenic flights to choose from if you are looking to experience Utah’s national parks from above. From the air, we’ll cover a lot of ground in a shorter amount of time, making it possible to see much more of this spectacular terrain. We offer Arches or Canyonlands National Park tours, Monument Valley tours, tours of Bryce Canyon & Capitol Reef National Park, and more!

aerial view looking down into a red rock canyon

Whitewater Rafting

Did you know that both the Green River and the Colorado River are responsible for forming many of the incredible desert formations that make Moab so special? Moab can get incredibly hot in the summer months, and rafting on these iconic rivers is a great way to stay cool and have a great time in the heat. Local outfitters offer family-friendly rafting trips, half-day trips, and multi-day trips down a variety of river sections. You can pick something mellow, or go for higher-class rapids for more of a thrill.

mother and son sitting on a blue river raft


If you can get out early in the morning or later in the day during the summer, temperatures can be quite nice for hiking adventures through the desert. Moab sunrises and sunsets are incredibly gorgeous, and you are more likely to spot some wildlife during the quieter, cooler times of the day. Redtail Air also offers a scenic flight over Canyonlands at sunset that will give you amazing views at dusk that can’t be beat!

couple looking out at arches while hiking

Summer Fun for Everyone

Whether you are traveling with your family, friends, partner, or solo, Moab will have something special to offer you. It is a popular destination for families because of the wide range of activities to choose from. Kids love visiting the local dinosaur museums, playing in the water, and making s’mores around the campfire at night. Couples can enjoy romantic outings, such as dining at the many top-tier restaurants downtown after a day of adventure together. Solo travelers and groups alike enjoy taking scenic flight tours with Redtail Air to learn more about the incredible history of the desert landscape.

Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

Because Moab can get quite hot during the summer months, it is important to stay hydrated and cool during your visit. If going on a hike or doing other activities outside, make sure to bring plenty of water with you.

River rafting, kayaking, cliff jumping, visiting museums, and taking scenic airplane tours or helicopter tours are all great activities that will help you beat the desert heat!

kayaking on a calm river through desert canyon

See You This Summer!

There is a reason that summer is such a popular time of year for tourism in our quaint desert town of Moab. There are so many things to do and see that it feels impossible to do everything on your bucket list! If you visit during the summer, it is important to pack layers, apply sunscreen liberally, and drink lots of water throughout the day. The summer sun, while it may seem inviting, can cause dehydration if you aren’t cautious! Luckily, Moab has intriguing indoor attractions, scenic flight tours, and water features that can help to keep you cool during the hottest parts of the day. 

Be sure to plan your summer trip to Moab ahead of time, as it is a popular time for tourism in Moab, and many of the popular activities get booked fast! Planning ahead and creating an itinerary for your Moab vacation will help to ensure that you pack in as much adventure as possible during your time here. Contact Redtail Air today to book your scenic flight in advance, and get it on your summer calendar. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

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