Southern Utah has some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the world. It’s no wonder it’s a popular destination, but popularity means crowds. 

Additionally, before you book a trip to go anywhere, it’s always good to know what the weather might be like and when is the best time of year to visit. 

With all that in mind, we’ve put together a few facts to consider when deciding when is the best time of year to visit Southern Utah. 

Time of Year

Given that Utah is home to the Mighty 5 national parks – Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion – it’s important to consider the time of year when planning a visit. 

If you like crowds (surely there are some people who do), then May through September is the perfect time of year to visit one of these majestic parks. High traffic times in the parks are 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. 

If you’re not as big a fan of crowds, you might consider visiting Utah at another time of year. If you can’t avoid the high season, then you might want to check out some of the equally stunning state parks, national monuments, wilderness areas, and national forests, all of which boast impressive views and natural wonders. 

Finally, if you must come during the high season and you really want to visit the national parks in Southern Utah but you’d still like to avoid the crowds, you might consider stargazing in the parks or watching the sunrise so you can visit before everyone else arrives or after they’ve left. 

Weather to Consider When You Visit Southern Utah

The Southern Utah climate is really unbeatable. While the summers are warmer than the northern parts of Utah, they are much less hot than places like Las Vegas. Additionally, as they say, it’s a dry heat, which makes it more tolerable. 

The winter is also milder in Southern Utah than it is in Northern Utah, so it’s really the best of both worlds. The daily average temperature in the summer ranges from a low of around 68 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 100 degrees. 

In the winter, you can expect lows around 35 degrees and highs around 60 degrees. That’s helpful because if you want to beat those summertime crowds, you’ll have mild temperatures for your visit in the wintertime. 

Spring and fall in Southern Utah are the best seasons to visit given the milder temperatures and fewer crowds. 

Escalante Yurts Has Your Southern Utah Accommodations

One more important consideration when visiting Southern Utah is where to stay. Well, look no further because Escalante Yurts has got you covered. What’s more unique than staying in a yurt? 

What’s more, our yurts are climate controlled for your comfort. They’re heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. 

We also provide all the bedding you need, kitchen facilities, and we even include a hearty breakfast. Additionally, we’re located in the midst of several of Utah’s national parks and scenic hiking trails. 

There’s no better place to stay than in the comfort of a yurt, which you might even come to think of as a second home! Check out our website and book your stay today to beat the crowd.