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Utah & Arizona – Best time to go

Best time to visit Utah & Arizona

Favourite Season

Utah & Arizona are states all about exploring the great outdoors and the activities on offer will determine exactly when to travel. Our favourite time to visit Utah & Arizona is in the spring or autumn. Temperatures are warm, but not extreme, and the popular resorts are not as crowded as in the winter or summer months. 

Spring

Being a semiarid state, Utah has dry, high country air and plenty of sunshine in general although dramatic clouds and a quick rainstorm or snow flurry could be round the corner in spring - however this time of the year is probably the most popular as you can ski and golf in the same day. Spring sees comfortable temperatures and spectacular displays of wildflowers. Starting in March and lasting through May, spring in Arizona sees the iconic saguaro cacti covered with powdery white blooms blown by gentle breezes. 

Summer

Arizona regularly reaches temperatures of over 45°C at the lower elevations, so make sure you have an extra bottle of water and plenty of sunscreen. Utah is slightly cooler at highs of 37°C. You will also have to contend with monsoon season (July through September) bringing brief but strong thunderstorms, powerful winds, and dust storms. 

Autumn

Utah & Arizona is ablaze with colour in the autumn and also brings a drop in the raging summer temperatures so you can enjoy crimson leaves, crisp days, and pleasant walks outdoors. 

Winter

Arizona sees its high season with 300+ of blue skies and warm temperatures, which make a welcome break from gloomy northern winters elsewhere in the US. Prices may be at their highest, but you will enjoy weekends packed with outdoor festivals to compliment the balmy weather. Utah is colder, but surprisingly pleasant and the occasional dusting of snow through The Mighty 5® national parks makes for a quieter visit but the majority of the snow is reserved for the mountains and no matter if you are an avid ski or snowboarder or just love to spend your days snow tubing or enjoying the mountain, Utah in winter will keep all the family entertained.

Best times to visit

Spring Season

Spring sees comfortable temperatures and spectacular displays of wildflowers in Arizona. Starting in March and lasting through May, spring sees the iconic saguaro cacti covered with powdery white blooms blown by gentle breezes. 

Summer Season

Summer in Arizona regularly reaches temperatures of over 45°C at the lower elevations. You will also have to contend with monsoon season (July through September) bringing brief but strong thunderstorms, powerful winds, and dust storms. 

Autumn Season

Arizona is ablaze with colour in the autumn. This season also brings a drop in the raging summer temperatures so you can enjoy crimson leaves, crisp days, and pleasant walks outdoors. 

Winter Season

Winter is high season in most of Arizona, when warm temperatures make a welcome break from gloomy northern winters. Prices may be at their highest, but you will enjoy weekends packed with outdoor festivals to compliment the balmy weather. 

Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit Arizona is in the spring or autumn. Temperatures are warm, but not extreme, and Arizona’s popular resorts are not as crowded as in the winter or summer months. 

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Average weather in January

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12ºC

Average weather in February

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14ºC

Average weather in March

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17ºC

Average weather in April

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21ºC

Average weather in May

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26ºC

Average weather in June

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31ºC

Average weather in July

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34ºC

Average weather in August

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33ºC

Average weather in September

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30ºC

Average weather in October

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24ºC

Average weather in November

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17ºC

Average weather in December

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13ºC

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