There are over 3,000 hiking trails all around Utah. Between the five national parks located in the state, there are so many places to hike to! Each hike is beautiful and unique, and they are all beautiful. Be advised that summer in Utah can get very hot, and people are warned to steer away from camping when the weather is above 95. No matter what, always bring a good supply of water!
All the hikes are different in Utah, and depending on what time of year you are hiking in, it can be very cold or very hot. Always pack with layers. Wear base layer shirts (for cold protection and for sun protection), hiking pants or shorts, quality hiking shoes, and good sun protection like sun hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. You’ll definitely want bug spray as ell. Merino wool socks are highly recommended.
Snow Sports: Utah is one of the most popular states for snow sports! From snowboarding, and skiing, to ice climbing, and snowshoeing, there is a vast variety of snow sports to do and many places to do them at!
In any snowy area, layers are extremely important. You’ll want a base layer shirt and pants, along with sweaters, snow pants, and waterproof boots. Hats, gloves, scarves, and face coverings, like balaclavas, are all important to wear in the cold. Don’t forget sunscreen too! Even though it’s not hot, those winter suns beaming off the snow can cause some serious face burns.
Camping: Along with camping in the national parks, much of the public land in Utah is open to tent camping. There are some beautiful camping spots inside places like Zion national park, Moab, or any BLM land around the state.
Depending on the season, you’ll want many layers or no layers at all! During the summer, you’ll want tank tops and shorts, sandals, and possibly lightweight hiking shoes if you plan on doing any hiking. I like to have shoes I can take on and off quickly for hanging around the campsite, like moccasins. During the colder months, you’ll want a jacket, insulated pants, wool socks, and comfortable footwear. sunscreen for all seasons and bug spray is super important for camping in Utah.
Food and Nightlife: Although Utah is known for being more of an outdoor activity hub, there are still some great places to eat and have a fun night out! Salt Lake City, Ogden, Logan, and Provo, are some of Utah’s great cities to find great food and fun nightlife.
For visiting Utah’s restaurants, or bars, a casual dress or button-up would be perfect. You can also wear jeans, simple shirts, sweaters, and sandals or boots. For the colder seasons, pack a light jacket to wear before heading inside.