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An unusual amount of heavy rain/flash flooding threw bit of a wrench in our hiking agenda; not that we had any trouble finding other things to do. This region only sees about 8 inches a year but when it comes there's no place for it go except rushing over rock and washes - many of which you may be on the wrong side of. Deep/narrow canyons or slots and trails/roads which cross arroyos are no places to be in a storm as, at best, you may be stranded for awhile or, at worst, dangerously trapped or washed away by a quickly rising, debris-filled torrent.

Rain in the forecast? Choose activities in places unlikely to put you in a tight spot. High, open plateaus or peaks are also really lousy places to be in a thunderstorm so if you see lighting coming your way, make tracks for lower ground.

The visitor center in Moab and the rangers' desks at both Arches and Canyonlands are excellent places to check current weather, trail and unpaved road conditions before heading out.

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  • Updated Apr 26, 2012
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