Why Elope in Moab?


Well, the scenery is unmatched in Moab! Although all of UT is absolutely spectacular and unique. Located about 3 hour 40 minutes from Salt lake City, and 6 hours from Denver, Moab is appointed between two National Parks, The Arches and the Canyonlands. In terms of the landscape and things to do nearby, there are sandstone arches, cliffs with expansive vistas, endless hikes, 4WD trails, rivers to swim, and slot canyons to explore. Moab has been attracting both tourists and locals for a while! For the couples that want to celebrate nature and have an adventure at the same time, Moab is the dream location. Keep reading for all the details on planning an elopement!

Best Time to Elope


Utah in general is a year round destination. Expect hot dry summers, and cold winters but with not too much snow (unless up in the mountains). Moab is awesome in the spring and fall. If you hate the heat, I recommend planning your elopement in March, April, May, September through November. You can expect some rain in the spring, but that provides great opportunity for rainbows, and you can also see the cactus bloom. Fall is another great season because you won't run into all the crowds, temperatures are moderate and the traffic is a breeze.


Favorite Ceremony Locations


If your dream is to elope in a National Park, Arches are about 10 min drive (Sand Dune Arch and The Windows being prime locations). Canyonlands National Park(Grand View Vista or Green River Overlook) are another great option with breathtaking vistas, and epic sunsets. Both parks require permits (around 150$ and must be booked well in advance)There is also BLM around Moab for less crowded alternative, and easier permits. I personally like arches outside of Moab, as well as Dead Horse State Park which offers both- beautiful sunrises and sunsets. But if you're thinking of eloping in a national park keep in mind there are assigned locations for the ceremony, you can't chose to have it just anywhere.

Other amazing and photogenic spots are listed below:



Corona Arch

Dead Horse State Park

Castle Valley

Looking Glass

Wilson's Arch


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