Things To Do in Utah in March

Whether you’re keen on hitting the ski slopes one last time or venturing into the Utah National Parks, there are many things to do in Utah in March.

March is a month where winter sports meet springtime activities. You’ll find a variety of places to visit in Utah in the spring to enjoy snow sports, hiking, scenic drives, and more!

things to do in Utah in March

We have lived in Utah for over 20 years and travel around the state often. March is a terrific month to enjoy snow activities in the north and outdoor activities in the south! Visiting Utah National Parks in March in the first part of the month is still considered the offseason so you can explore the parks without the crowds!

We’re excited to share our list of things to do in Utah based on our travels throughout the state during the month of March! Plus we’ve got tips to make the most of your spring vacation!

March temperatures in Northern Utah expect highs 55 / lows 36 and Southern Utah expect highs 68 / lows 39 degrees F.

Use our Utah Packing Lists to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting in March: fleece jackets, hats and gloves! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!

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What to Expect in Utah in March

The state of Utah is divided into two regions: Northern Utah and Southern Utah. Make sure you know where the various Utah vacation spots are located around the state. A drive from Salt Lake City in the north to any of the National Parks in the south can take 4 to 5 hours.

You’ll find most of Utah’s biggest cities (like Salt Lake City and Park City) in the North. As you leave the north and head toward the south, you pass by small towns with limited services. You’ll find all 5 Utah National Parks in Southern Utah.

Utah March Weather

The temperatures and Utah weather in March can be drastically different due to elevation and location in the state.

March Northern Utah temperatures around Salt Lake City are highs 55 / lows 36 degrees F. In Southern Utah temperatures around St. George are highs 68 / lows 39 degrees F.

If you’re planning a trip to Utah in March, be prepared for moderate to cold temperatures and the possibility of snow at any time throughout the state.

Is March a Good Time to Visit Utah?

March is considered one of the best months to visit Utah. In the Southern part of the state, you can do outdoor activities like hiking, off-roading, scenic drives, and stargazing at the National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments.

You can still enjoy snow activities like skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and more in Northern Utah and the higher elevation mountains around the state.

Spanish Fork Festival of Colors
Festival of Colors

Things To Do Utah in March

Check out this list of amazing things to do when visiting Utah in March: events and festivals, outdoor activities at National and State Parks, snow sports, and more!

This list is organized by cities in Utah, with fun ideas for things to do in March in each area.

Things to Do Near Salt Lake City in March

Ski Resorts Near Salt Lake City: In March you can still experience The Greatest Snow on Earth!! You’ll find 11 ski resorts along the Wasatch Mountain Range that are only 30 to 45 minutes from Salt Lake City!

Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The parade features elaborate Celtic floats and music. After the parade enjoy a variety of activities for the kids, traditional Irish food, Irish beer, and performances by Irish dancers!

Ogden Spring Beer Fest: Enjoy sample brews and local food while listening to live music by a local DJ. The event is for ages 21+.

Spanish Fork Festival of Colors: In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Take part in the World’s Greatest Chant and Dance Party at the Holi Festival of Colors! Enjoy hourly color throws and non stop live music along with yoga, mantras, dance, food, and more!

snow biking
Snow biking

Things to Do Near Park City in March

Utah Olympic Park: This Bobsled Experience is a must-do activity if you’ll be in Park City in March! The Track was home to bobsled, skeleton and luge events during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. Join a professional pilot on a thrilling ride down the the 2002 Olympic track. 

Dog Sledding in Park City: Enjoy a ride behind teams of beautiful huskies and other arctic breeds, some rescue dogs, all chomping at the bit to drag a sled guided by professional racers from all over the world.

Snow Biking in Park City: Also called Fat Tire Biking, it’s essentially mountain biking on snow! Park City has become a hot spot for this snow activity with over 400 miles of maintained trails.

Park City Sleigh Rides: For those don’t want to ski, snowboard, snow bike, or sled, try a horse-drawn sleigh ride! After a 25-minute ride enjoy a six-course dinner at the Viking Yurt.

Swimming in the Utah Crater
Swimming in the Utah Crater

Things to Do Near Heber in March

Utah Crater: Enjoy the warm, geothermal spring inside a massive, beehive-shaped limestone rock. With a depth of 65 feet, it’s a great place for scuba divers and scuba certifications. The average temperature of the water if 95 degrees which makes it a fun swimming outing for the family!

Depending on the weather, the following snow activities should still be available in early March, but check beforehand to be sure!

Midway Ice Castles: Walk through a magical wonderland made of ice that includes slides, caverns, archways, and tunnels! The mission of Ice Castles is to create happiness, laughter, and unforgettable memories.

Soldier Hollow Snow Tubing: Enjoy family fun tubing on the longest lanes in Utah! Slide down the 1,200-foot lanes alone or with a group! With multiple lanes to choose from and varying levels of difficulty, there’s something for everyone. Tubing sessions are 2 hours.

Ice Fishing at Strawberry Reservoir: If you’re looking for a cool way to chill out (quite literally!), then ice fishing at Strawberry Reservoir might just be your thing. Don’t let the cold scare you, because the serenity and the prospect of catching rainbow trout, cutthroat, or even kokanee salmon make it all worth it!

Winter Zipline Canopy Tour: Always dress for the weather – wear skiing attire if it is a colder day. Two Guides will take you up through Bear Canyon on a Humvee to the start of the first zipline. You will go platform to platform zig-zagging down the canyon side. The 5 zipline tour will take between 1.5-2 hours.

Juvenile bald eagle
Juvenile bald eagle

Things To Do Near Logan in March

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge: The 12 mile self-guided auto tour loop allows visitors to drive at their own leisure to see a variety of waterfowl. The gravel road could be a bit rough with potholes and even snow and ice. Occasionally, the road will be closed due to ice, snow, or unsafe conditions, so it is always advised to check with the refuge headquarters to get up to date conditions and status of the auto tour route.

Depending on the weather, the following snow activities should still be available in early March, but check beforehand to be sure!

Hardware Ranch Sleigh Rides and Elk Viewing: Ride in a sleigh through the middle of hundreds of wild elk at the Hardware Wildlife Management Area 16 miles east of Hyrum, Utah. Each ride lasts about 40 minutes.

Snowmobiling at Beaver Creek: Beaver Creek is truly a magical experience. Hop on a snowmobile and cruise through the stunning alpine landscapes this spot offers. The cool mountain air in your face, the roar of the snowmobile beneath you—it’s more than just a ride, it’s an adventure.

Sledding and Tubing at “The Sinks”: Located in Logan Canyon about ten minutes west of Bear Lake, The Sinks is a natural limestone sinkhole and famous for being the coldest spot in Utah! It is the best place in the Cache Valley for sledding, tubing, and snow play.

Jeep on the Hell's Revenge Trail
Jeep on the Hell’s Revenge Trail

Things To Do Near Moab in March

Moab Easter Jeep Safari: This 9-day event features a vendor show and day long trail rides departing from Moab each day. The Jeep trails range from easy to difficult, with a few requiring seriously modified vehicles. Due to it’s popularity, be sure to get tickets to the event and lodging well in advance!!

Moab Skinny Tire Festival: Explore the best road biking in the world during this 4-day event! You’ll ride through Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park and along the Colorado River.

Arches National Park in March: We recommend exploring the park’s scenic drive. It should take 2 to 3 hours to drive the road, including the two short spur roads. Be sure to add more time if you’ll be taking photos or hiking at any of the stops.

Canyonlands National Park in March: If you want to drive the 4×4 trails in Canyonlands in March, you’ll need to know the up-to-date conditions. Many trails can be impassable if wet. Check with the park rangers for the conditions of the specific trail you want to drive before heading out!

Zion Scenic Drive
Zion National Park Scenic Drive

Things To Do Near St. George in March

St. George and most of southern Utah is a popular destination for spring break in Utah so be prepared for crowds!

Zion National Park in March: Due to melting snowpack and rainy weather, the rivers and waterfalls are full in March. Some Zion hikes could close due to falling rocks, rockslides and fast-moving water. The Narrows trail will close whenever the river is moving too fast. And Angel’s Landing will close if the trail is wet and slippery.

Snow Canyon State Park: Located near St. George, this park is a geological wonder that features red and white Navajo sandstone cliffs and canyons. There are a variety of trails through sand dunes, petrified dunes, lava tubes, and up to panoramic views of red and white rocks.

Bryce Canyon National Park in March: You can expect it to be cold with snow storms possible any time due to the elevation at 9,100 feet. Snow is only cleared from sidewalks as well as the overlooks. The snow on other trails can become muddy and slippery so you want to be extremely careful while hiking. 

Utah Travel Guides & Maps

Utah guides and maps
Hiking at Capitol Reef in the spring
Hiking at Capitol Reef in March

What To Wear In Utah In March

In southern Utah, March is cold in the mornings and evenings and moderate during the daytime. It’s also usually snow-free in the area, and at all 5 of the National Parks (except Bryce Canyon).

In Northern Utah the valleys can experience sunny blue skies or snow storms. The higher elevation mountains are a winter wonderland with a variety of snow activities available!

We recommend layers and winter accessories for visiting Utah in March:

spring hiking gear

Places to Stay in Utah in March

Utah Bucket List

Check out even more fun Utah Bucket List ideas for your spring vacation. Be sure to download the free printable that includes ideas for things to see, do and taste all around the state! Click the image below!

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