Best time to visit Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City, UT

26 THINGS TO DO IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT (SEPTEMBER 11 - SEPTEMBER 20)

Utah State Fair

Utah State Fair

September 9–19, 2021  • event

One of the largest and most loved events in the state. Join the 11-day wild celebration with open-hearted locals

Stargazing

Stargazing

April–September (all year round) • activity

A perfect way to spend a lovely evening, especially if you are in the right place

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway

late May–October  • nature

Just a one-hour drive along this amazing scenic road will bring you the pleasure of seeing some of Utah's most stunning views

Alpine Coaster

Alpine Coaster

all year round (most popular in June–September) • activity

The largest coaster in the state offers a fun and exciting ride through great mountainous scenery

Guardsman Pass

Guardsman Pass

June–October • activity

One of the Park City's most beautiful drives

The Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake

April–May | September–October (all year round) • nature

This famous lake is like the Dead Sea of the Western Hemisphere

Migratory Bird Watching

Migratory Bird Watching

late March–May | July–September • nature

Birding is becoming more and more popular and is often one of the main reasons people travel around the world. If you are a fan of birds, Utah has to be in your list!

Mount Nebo Scenic Byway (Nebo Loop)

Mount Nebo Scenic Byway (Nebo Loop)

late May–October • activity

A mountain road with spectacular views of the Wasatch Range

Homestead Crater

Homestead Crater

all year round • activity

The Homestead Caldera is one of the unique hot springs in the world. It should be on your wishlist while touring around Utah

Fishing

Fishing

all year round • activity

Utah can be easily called a fisherman's paradise, due to its variety of fishing opportunities and scenic spots

Devil’s Slide

Devil’s Slide

April–October • nature

The most fascinating of Devil's Toys found in the area and one of the most unusual geologic features in Utah

Rafting Season

Rafting Season

April–October (best mid-May–mid-June) • activity

Whitewater rafting is a synonym of Utah. Choose the season that suits you the best and have fun on water

Bison Watching

Bison Watching

all year round • nature

Watching wild herds of bisons, walking around in large numbers attracts visitors to Antelope Island and the Henry Mountains

Utah Fall Foliage

Utah Fall Foliage

mid-September–early October • nature

Immerse yourself in the colorful fall vibes of the Beehive State

Brighton Lakes Trail

Brighton Lakes Trail

July–October • activity

One-way trail connects four scenic lakes surrounded by Alpine meadows

Mirror Lake Highway

Mirror Lake Highway

late May–October • activity

A scenic high-altitude drive is the highest paved highway of Utah

Stewart Falls

Stewart Falls

mid-April–October • nature

One of the most scenic waterfalls in northern Utah

Sailing

Sailing

late April–September • activity

Catch some wind and share the sailing passion with other enthusiasts among the beautiful scenery of Utah's lakes

Kings Peak

Kings Peak

June–September • activity

A prominent Utah mountain ranks 19th highest in the U.S.

White Pine Lake

White Pine Lake

July–October • activity

A classical easy hike not far from Salt Lake City

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

all year round • activity

Grab your favourite board and a tent, and discover the beauty of Utah in your own way

Red Castle

Red Castle

July–October • activity

Observe gorgeous Red Castle Peak and surrounding lakes in the light of the setting sun

Amethyst Lake

Amethyst Lake

July–October • nature

A beautiful lake not far from Salt Lake City

Adams Canyon

Adams Canyon

mid–May–mid-October • activity

A scenic canyon with a waterfall in Northern Wasatch forest

Mount Superior & Monte Cristo

Mount Superior & Monte Cristo

June–September • activity

Conquer the iconic peaks in upper Little Cottonwood Canyon

Mt Olympus

Mt Olympus

March–October • activity

A prominent peak along the Wasatch Front in Salt Lake Valley

23 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

out of rangeDecember 12–14, 2019 • event

One of the most famous choirs in the world is performing in its hometown. Don't lose your chance to hear them live

Brigham City Peach Days

Brigham City Peach Days

out of rangeSeptember 8–11, 2021 • event

The perfect sweet taste and smell of freshly harvested peaches attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually

Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point

Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point

out of rangeApril 9–May 8, 2021 • event

Celebrate spring and beauty at beautiful Ashton Gardens, a desert oasis

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

out of rangeJanuary 21–31, 2021 • event

The United States' biggest independent film festival is not to be missed by true cinema lovers

Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes

out of rangeFebruary 12–21, 2021 • event

Be privy to the newest trends in home decorating

Lavender Days

Lavender Days

canceledJune, 2021 • event

A great occasion to enjoy fragrant purple fields along with other entertainments that include rodeo, a scenic run, and a plenty of farm activities

Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City

Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City

out of rangeSeptember 26–27, 2020 • event

Join the colorful celebration in downtown Salt Lake City

Ice Castles

Ice Castles

out of rangeDecember–February • activity

One of the best ways to spend a winter day is to visit a magical ice castle

Antelope Island Bison Roundup

Antelope Island Bison Roundup

out of rangeOctober 26, 2019 • event

This annual event draws crowds to the largest island on the Great Salt Lake. It's a unique experience for both the spectators and participants

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJuly 1–5, 2021 • event

Fireworks over amazing scenery of the American West

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangelate November–early January • event

Shimmering light displays, and tunnels attract thousands during the holidays

Sandy Balloon Festival

Sandy Balloon Festival

unconfirmedearly August 2021 • event

A fun ballooning event not far from Salt Lake City

Twilight Concert Series

Twilight Concert Series

on holdmid-July–August • event

Summertime is always more pleasant to spend outdoors with friends and good music

Utah Arts Festival

Utah Arts Festival

out of rangeAugust 27–29, 2021 • event

Are you ready for the art overdose at the largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts festival in Utah?

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day

out of rangeJuly 24 (canceled in 2020) • event

Mormons from all over the world celebrate Pioneer Day but the greatest and most spectacular celebrations are held in Utah

Salt Lake City Skiing and Snowboarding

Salt Lake City Skiing and Snowboarding

out of rangelate November–mid-April (best in February) • activity

Explore world-class trails in one of North America's snowiest ski destinations

Heli-skiing

Heli-skiing

out of rangelate November–mid-April (best in February) • activity

Ride down untouched backcountry with tons of powder at one of Utah's snowiest spots

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

out of rangeDecember–March • activity

Snowmobiling in Utah is a great way to explore the beauty of this state with even more impressive winter views

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

out of rangeNovember–March • activity

One of the easiest and most rewarding ways to explore the beauty of winter landscapes

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangelate September–late October • event

Celebrate, get scared and have fun in the Beehive State

New Year's Eve in Salt Lake City

New Year's Eve in Salt Lake City

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

Give one last hurray before the end of the year in the heart of Salt Lake City

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

out of rangemid-March–April | October–mid-November • nature

Experience all known types of climbing at the most diverse terrain in the country

Utah Valley Marathon

Utah Valley Marathon

out of rangeJune 5, 2021 • event

Admire the unforgettable views during the run among green natural beauty

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