Exploring Utah in March

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Cat Noble

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  • Utah

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Local Culture

  • Local Food

  • Sightseeing

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Curator’s statement

Utah is well-known for outdoorsy adventures at national parks in the Summer, and skiing in Northern Utah in the winter, but what about a visit in early Spring? As a Utah local, I can tell you March is one of the best times to visit. Cheaper flights, fewer tourists, and ample opportunities to get outside abound. Not to mention, Northern and Southern Utah provide you two totally different, biodiverse experiences highlighted in the Spring. Check it out!

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Where to stay in Utah

Washington School House Hotel

A boutique treasure in Park City, Utah, where historic elegance meets contemporary luxury, providing chic accommodations and personalized service for a stylish alpine retreat in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City

Dynamic and stylishly designed hotel with spirited guest rooms, delicious flavors in the restaurant and bar and communal spaces that are emphatically eccentric and welcoming to all.

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Under Canvas Moab

This luxe desert glamping retreat, near two national parks, is the perfect home base from which to explore the surrounding natural playground.

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Things to do in Utah

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Northern Utah

Ski the Wasatch - Did someone say skiing? March in Utah still means plenty of pow in the Wasatch, with 11 ski resorts to choose from when you fly into Salt Lake City International. While some resorts have been known to stay open through June, operations are starting to wind down in March and you'll find a few less tourists on the slopes with more locals and enjoying Spring skiing. My personal favorite? Powder Mountain. Think less resort, more lodge vibe with great food and local bands in the Powder Keg after a day on the mountain.

Embrace your Inner Housewife - If you're a fan of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, you'll love Park City. A hub for fine dining, shopping, and the outdoors. Complete with two ski resorts and a charming downtown, there's no shortage of activities to be found. Dog sledding, snowmobiling, and bobsledding are all great options.

Visit the Bonneville Salt Flats - A local attraction that brings in thousands of visitors yearly, the Bonneville Salt Flats are the remnants of the ancient Lake Bonneville. A photographer's dream, it appears that the flats go on father than the eye can see. While many folks prefer to visit in the dry season, March will often provide a shallow pool of water on the flats...perfect for pics!

Soak in the Hot Springs - While there are many wild hot springs across Northern Utah, one of the best-known locales is Crystal Hot Springs where you can find the highest mineral content in THE WORLD. 69 miles north of SLC, you can find this family-friendly spot with tons of parking. Enjoy the day soaking in the hot tubs!

Southern Utah

Visit your National Parks - Utah has five, YES FIVE, national parks to visit! Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion are all within a few hours of each other with Moab, UT being a great jumping off point. March in Utah helps you avoid many of the crowds that swarm the parks come early summer and fall, and lodging tends to be slightly less expensive. Bring layers because the weather can be in the thirties in the morning and upper 50s/60s by the afternoon!

See the Goblins - While it's technically middle-ish Utah, Goblin Valley State Park isn't to be missed if you're a fan of the outdoors. Known for its goblin-like rock formations, it's something you'll never see anywhere else. Great for camping and mountain biking!

St. George in the Spring - Looking for amazing weather? St. George has it in March. Only one and a half hours from Las Vegas, St. George's desert landscape boasts temps in the 60s-70s with a great mix of city and outdoors. Golf, dinosaurs, and access to the parks are all waiting for you!

Places to eat & drink in Utah

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Utah Greats

Hidden Gems

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Jaycee Moore's guide, Utah Unleashed: An Epic Road Trip Exploring the Mighty 5.

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Utah.

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