Best Time to Visit Utah

When is the best time of year to visit Utah?  This guide includes tips on the best time to visit Utah, including temperatures, snow and rainfall, where to go, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay.


 In Northern Utah you’ll find mountains, forests, lakes and reservoirs where you can ski, hike, stargaze or camp. Utah’s biggest cities are in Northern Utah where you’ll find vibrant main streets and downtown centers with night life, festivals, historic buildings and performing arts.

Northern Utah

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Northern Utah when temperatures are at their mildest. Keep an eye out for Spring snow and rain storms.

Spring in Northern Utah

In Summer, Utah can be hot, even in the Northern part of the state.   Temps can easily hit 100 degrees F in July and August. 

Summer in Northern Utah

Cooler temperatures and more predictable precipitation make Fall a great time to visit Northern Utah. Fall foliage is spectacular in the state.

Fall in Northern Utah

Skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports are key reasons for visiting northern Utah in the winter.  Salt Lake City averages 10 inches a month, and ski areas such as Alta, Snowbird, and Brighton average 500 inches of snow each winter.

Winter in Northern Utah

Southern Utah features all 5 Utah National Parks highlighting Red Rock landscapes. There are also great Utah State Parks and National Monuments in Southern Utah.

Southern Utah

Spring is a great time to visit Southern Utah and enjoy the spectacular parks and landscapes with cooler temperatures.   Be prepared for adverse weather conditions.

Spring in Southern Utah

Summer in Southern Utah can be very hot and crowded.   Visit in mornings or evenings to enjoy cooler temperatures and smaller crowds.

Summer in Southern Utah

Fall in Southern Utah is cooler and more pleasant and is a busy time for local national and state parks.   Fall colors are not as abundant but still add a unique flavor to local landscapes.

Fall in Southern Utah

Winter is a great time to visit Southern Utah.  Crowds are smaller and off season pricing is nice.   Trails in Southern Utah are open year round but may be closed due to weather conditions.

Winter in Southern Utah

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