When you’re looking for a great place to visit in Utah, your options are nearly limitless. Whether you’re looking to take a romantic getaway or embark on an outdoor adventure, our state is the perfect place to explore. To help you with your research on where to visit in Utah, we’ve compiled a helpful guide to three excellent places in the southern part of the state.
While you’re preparing for your trip, be sure to request a copy of our complimentary Southern Utah Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find top recommendations on where to visit in Utah, including restaurants, attractions, hiking trails, and more. Get your copy today!
Our Suggestions for Where to Visit in Utah
1. Brian Head
With activities available during every season, Brian Head, Utah, is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. In the summers, you can go kayaking, paddleboarding, and swimming in Bristlecone Pond. Because of the high altitude, the pond stays very cold year-round, so if you decide to swim, it’s recommended that you wear a wetsuit or a life jacket since cold water can make swimming more difficult. Bike riding is another favorite activity among locals and visitors. Many people bring gear along and camp off the trails in the warmer months. At night, you can spot hundreds of stars in the clear, open skies.
Come winter, you can take advantage of the Brian Head Ski Resort, where skiing, snowboarding, and tubing regularly take place.
2. Duck Creek Village
Tucked into a forest of pine, aspen, and spruce and dotted with wildflowers, Duck Creek is one of the most beautiful places in our state. Anglers will love Duck Creek, as it is known as one of the best fishing spots in the Southwest region of the United States. A vast network of streams and lakes are stocked with trout throughout the spring and summer making it easy to find the perfect fishing spot. You’ll also want to try exploring the lava fields or the caves! But, be sure to bring along a jacket as the caves are notoriously cold, and the Ice Cave features year-round icicles.
3. Panguitch Lake
A true wilderness experience, Panguitch Lake is remote and ruggedly beautiful. Breathe in the fresh, clean air as you hike along the endless network of trails. Most of the town of Panguitch is on the National Historical Landmark list, so it’s the perfect way to experience what it would be like to live in an old Western town! Take advantage of the town’s legendary fishing and the proximity to several national parks, including Zion National Park. Get some Panguitch Lake fishing tips before making the trip.
The Best Places to Stay During Your Exploration of Utah
When deciding where to visit in Utah, you should browse our collection of properties throughout the southern end of the state. Stay in one of our many homes to enjoy the comforts of a house while relaxing amongst a beautiful setting. Whether you’re traveling as a couple, family, or large group, we have the perfect accommodation for you.
Located in Duck Creek Village, the High Roller Hideaway is a gorgeous log cabin home with three bedrooms and room for up to eight people. From the expansive deck, you’ll have unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains. In the evenings, you can enjoy an alfresco dinner cooked on the outdoor grill before relaxing in the living room around the large fireplace.
Browse our complete catalog of available properties and start planning your getaway today!