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Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

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Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

What are the road conditions like mid November from Grand Junction to Moab?

Realize no one can predict the weather, but was wondering if

4 wheel drive is advisable due to changing weather patterns that time of year?

Also, best place to stay in Moab mid November for one night?

Thanks

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1. Re: Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

Roads are excellent. Barring blizzard conditions, you won't need 4WD. If there is a blizzard, you should wait out the storm. Driving during a heavy snow storm is not safe in any vehicle.

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2. Re: Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

Thanks so much.....sounds definitely doable then....(and we do wait out the storms if its blizzard)

In terms of lodging $100 - $200 range (or less since its probably low season mid November?). There are 2 of us and we prefer king size bed non smoking....we're comfortable in most places; if there is a restaurant nearby with good food that's even better. Thanks.

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3. Re: Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

Try Comfort Inn. For slightly better choose Gonzo Inn

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4. Re: Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

As noted, no reason to rent a 4WD really. Yes, could potentially have weather but no way to predict. It's a major freeway from GJT to Moab turnoff. If weather is decent, take the Danish Flats exit into ghost town of Cisco and follow the Colorado River. If it's dicey or night, take the regular Moab exit.

We like River Canyon Lodge, very basic and cheap. You should have no problem staying under $100 that time of year or splurge a bit and go Gonzo Inn. Our rule of thumb in Moab is get a motel/hotel downtown so you can walk to the many restaurants and bars.

Have fun.

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5. Re: Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

Definitely don't go out there in a blizzard - imagine a white out on top of this:

www.flickr.com/photos/bobpalin/4266898828/

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6. Re: Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

How are roads between Monument Valley and St George? Are the roads in the mountains?

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7. Re: Mid November - Road Conditions Grand Junction to Moab/room

I'd also look at the Best Western Canyonlands. Right down town. Rates for king bed suite in Nov. run in the 120's + tax. Very nice place and owners.

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