Many people take vacations to Southern Utah during the Summer months to enjoy time off from work and school. There is no question that Summer in the desert is hot with temperatures soaring well above 90. If you’re planning a trip down south this Summer, be sure to follow the below tips to help you stay safe and cool!
Early Morning Hiking
If you’re planning on doing some hiking during the Summer months in Southern Utah, consider waking up early and chasing the sunrise. Whether you’re heading to Zion or Canyonlands National Park, you’ll be able to beat the crowds and enjoy some breathtaking sunrises. Not only that, but temperatures will be about 20 degrees cooler than they are mid-day, so you won’t become as exhausted by the heat during your excursion.
Lakes and Reservoirs
Consider taking a dip in a nearby lake or reservoir in order to stay cool. Lake Powell offers some pristine waters surrounded by red rock, and Sand Hollow State Park boasts a 1,322 acre reservoir. Whether swimming or boating, these are the perfect locations in Southern Utah to beat the heat. Always remember to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water!
Southern Utah Farmers Markets
Enjoy an early morning stroll at one of the many farmers markets offered in Southern Utah! Washington County has a farmers market every Saturday at 8am that features locally sourced produce and crafts that make for the perfect shopping experience for tourists. Because the market starts early, you can beat the heat while still enjoying some sunlight.
There’s tons of fun to be had in Southern Utah during the Summer months, but just don’t forget to stay hydrated and stay cool in order to ensure for a safe and fun vacation. If you want to learn more ways to help you stay cool during the Summer months, click here. Want to learn more about our master planned communities in Southern Utah? Click here.