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Arches National Park's best-known formation, Delicate Arch, can be photographed from afar from near a parking lot or up close after a three-mile hike. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Moab notebook: Plan early if visiting during summer months

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Visitors stopping at a Moab motel in the winter likely will face little trouble getting a room.

Don’t try that during peak tourism season, from just before Easter through at least September. In a town based on tourism, expecting a no-reservation room during peak season is risky.


In fact, while in Moab in early December, one of my motel’s managers told me to book a room then if I wanted one any time during the peak season. They were going fast.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.