Best Time to Visit Utah

Utah is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts: skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, boating... Moab (near Arches Park and Canyonlands) is an icon of the USA adventure tours.   

Great National Parks and top world ski resorts are among Utah's best attractions. But Utah offers also the bustling and surprisingly attractive Salt Lake City, excellent golf courses and historic Indian and old west sites. 


Salt Lake City and Snowbird, Alta and other surrounding ski resorts
Park City Ski Area
Utah Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
Moab, Arches Park and Canyonlands

Map of Utah State


For a more detailed map of South Utah, see:
Zion Park and Bryce Canyon Maps


If you want to visit Utah ski resorts, the best time to go to Utah is obviously during the skiing season: from mid-November to early May.

If you just want to visit Salt Lake City area, there isn't exactly a best time, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) have the most agreeable weather conditions.

Spring is also the best time to travel to the south parks of Utah: Spring has mild temperatures and very good weather and many park plants are blooming.

For details on Utah's weather:
Weather table: Salt Lake City
Weather table: Cedar City (southwest National Parks)


Summer is too hot (and crowded) in the most popular Utah Parks, while Winter can be harsh. If you aren't interested in skiing, winter isn't definitely a good time.




Top .... Home Page