Southern Utah is such a great place to live or visit. There are a plethora of fun activities to do here, and the perfect time to visit is during the Spring when the weather is just right. Springtime in Southern Utah is one of the best times of the year to get active, considering that it’s not too cold, and the sun isn’t blazing hot. Although, since it is the desert, there is only about a month or two of sweet 70-degree weather before the summer heat is on and temperatures can skyrocket to over 100 degrees. So if you are planning a trip to Southern Utah in the spring, here are five things that you will definitely want to do while you are here!

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Spring Things To Do In St George

1 – Hiking in St George

This time of year is perfect for hiking, especially with the weather keeping it sunny but on the cooler side. There are so many beautiful places to hike at in Southern Utah, from Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park to Bryce Canyon National Park. Even hiking around the open desert, you’ll be sure to captivate the beauty that Southern Utah has to offer without breaking a sweat from the dreadful heat!

2 – Mountain Biking

The summer months here can be pretty brutal heat-wise. That can make it a little difficult to do certain activities like mountain biking. Considering how much physical exertion goes into riding a bike up a mountain, spring will be your best bet to get in a good ride, as well as stay cooler.

3 – Spring Golfing in St George

Southern Utah has some of the most magnificent and fun golf courses in Utah. This time of year brings serious golfers from all around to test the greens here. Especially since Southern Utah is one of the first places to start warming up, which makes this the perfect place to come for a weekend golf getaway!

4 – Horseback Riding

The cooler weather in the spring means that you and the horses won’t overheat from trail riding and exploring the backcountry of this stunning desert. The horses will be more than willing and last a lot longer out there without the sun blazing down on them.

5 – Paddle Boarding Quail Lake

This last activity is something that not too many people know about. A few weeks ago I had a friend of mine take me paddle boarding at Quail Lake. What a magical experience this was for me! On the northwest side of Quail where the river feeds from the canyon, you can find a fairytale like an oasis, from there you can paddle board back into the canyon pretty far. The only catch is, you have to go during the spring at the perfect time just before the water level starts to drop. This isn’t a guarantee, and some years the water may not be high enough, but rest assured that if you do happen to catch it at the perfect time one year, it is an experience you will not forget. If you’re looking for additional information about the best things to do in St George, click here.


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