5 Reasons Dad Would Love Father’s Day in Southern Utah

Janine Brandt | 05.13.22

Dads are usually pretty low maintenance (that’s part of their charm). But on Father’s Day, it’s time to go a little farther to say “thanks” to dear old dad for all he’s done for you. One great way to do that is with an exciting Father’s Day trip to Southern Utah. 


You could say the area is designed for dads. It’s the ultimate spot for a mancation, full of thrilling outdoor activities, rugged terrain and peaceful privacy. Southern Utah is a great place to branch out, strengthen your outdoor skills, and disconnect from daily life. 


If you still don’t believe us, here are five reasons Dad would love to spend Father’s Day in Southern Utah. 


  1. He can enjoy rugged mountain adventures. Southern Utah is the perfect place to help Dad reconnect with his wild side. Together, you can ditch domesticity as you bike the mountain trails at Brian Head Resort, try some rugged rock climbing, or explore miles of mountainous terrain. We’d suggest you take a map and some key essentials, but otherwise you can strike out for parts unknown to test your outdoor skills and disconnect from the daily grind. 


  1. There’s some fine Father’s Day fishing. If Dad loves fish, a trip to Southern Utah is a sure way to snag his heart. The area is an angler’s dream! There’s Panguitch Lake, where trophy-sized trout are so common the local Paiute Tribe dubbed it “Big Fish”. Local renters provide boats and lures for a reasonable fee (and may even offer some friendly fishing tips.) You can even rent a lakeside cabin for easy casting right from the shore. If Panguitch Lake is too crowded, you can also head to Duck Creek Pond or Aspen Mirror Lake. While smaller in size, their fish may bite faster with less competition for lures. 


  1. It’s home to great golfing. You can also spend Father’s Day on a beautiful fairway! There are a number of scenic courses throughout Southern Utah where you and Dad can perfect your golf game. Cedar Ridge Golf Course is a fun 18-hole course that’s great for players of all abilities. Sky Mountain Golf Course features stunning desert views and a challenging par-72 layout. You can also tee-off at Thunderbird, a creative course located on the east side of Zion National Park (we even have a great rental right across the street). Each course also offers great amenities like on-site shops (golf gear makes a great gift), personal lessons, practice areas and convenient clubs where you can grab a cold drink after your game. 


  1. Big game hunting. If Dad is used to hunting birds and woodland deer, he’ll get a huge he-man kick out of tracking some of the biggest game in the country. During the summer months, you can hire a local guide to hunt prizes like big grizzly bears, mountain elk, moose, and even cougars. They can help you supply the necessary permits and take you through the Utah wilderness to bring home the bacon. 


  1. He can dig into man-approved meals. Rabbit food is not on this Father’s Day menu! Southern Utah is full of great restaurants where Dad can kick back and relax, enjoy a cold brew, and sink his teeth into a thick steak or a juicy burger. Last Chair Grill and Brews in Brian Head has a full menu and the widest selection of craft beer in Southern Utah, or you can pop over to Cowboy’s in Panguitch to dine on down-home BBQ and mesquite-smoke steaks. 


Spend Father’s Day with Family Time Vacation Rentals! 

Forget luxury hotels – Family Time Vacation Rentals can help you find some dad-worthy digs for your Father’s Day trip. You could retreat to a comfortable log cabin deep in the Dixie National Forest to enjoy peaceful outdoor living and private ATV trails. Deer Crossing Cabin is close to the national parks and has a large outdoor deck for watching native wildlife. Whatever you choose, trust Family Time Vacation Rentals to help you create a fantastic Father’s Day!

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