October Vacation to Utah

We’ve put together a guide for visiting Utah in October that includes weather, vacation spots, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay.

Northern Utah in October

There are mountains, forests, lakes and reservoirs to hike, boat, stargaze or camp in the North. It's a great time to enjoy Northern Utah mountains with the cool, fresh air before the snow starts to fall!

Southern Utah in October

It’s important to note 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.

Northern Utah Weather

 In the north, the average temperatures in October are: highs 66 / lows 47 degrees F.

Southern Utah Weather

Temperatures are still nice and warm in southern Utah. The average temperatures in October: highs 79 / lows 53 degrees F.

Is October a Good Time to Visit Utah?

October is a great time to visit Utah because the weather is amazing! You can enjoy all the outdoor summer time activities without the heat you find in July and August, or the cold and snow in the winter months!

Utah National Parks in October

Some of the National Parks in Utah now have permits to enter or do certain activities, so be sure to check about reservations required in October when determining the best time to visit Utah National Parks.

Utah State Parks in October

Here are a few of our favorite State Parks in Utah to visit this time of year:      – Coral Pink Sand Dunes     State Park      – Dead Horse Point State     Park      – Goblin Valley State Park      – Kodachrome Basin     State Park