Planning a first-time visit for hiking around Moab late October. Is this a busy time of year for the area? Just wondering if, when arriving on Thursday, it will be difficult to find one of the non-reservable BLM sites in the area.
I'm travelling with my sister and we'll be tent camping. Ideally our site will be remote, rugged, beautiful with a view of some cool formation and/or the Colorado River. Looking for something with this, yet fairly accessible to town and, more importantly, Arches National Park. At a glance it looks like there are many, many good contenders. Any recommendations?
Also, what is the typical weather for late October (3rd week).