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Julia Adams, Journalist • May 15, 2024

Utah spring activitie

Utah spring activitie
When the snow begins to melt in Utah and the weather starts to get warmer you knowthat spring is right around the corner. There are several activities to do in Utah after the longwinter and when the weather starts to get warmer. There are many sights and national parks youcan visit, hiking, outdoor adventures and so much more. The following listed are a few must-doactivities for someone trying to make the most of the springtime in Utah.1. Hiking in Zion National Park: Spring is one of the best times to visit Zion’s becauseof the great weather and all the pretty wildflowers. Zion’s is a great place to go toanytime of year because it is so scenic and there are several different hikes and trailsmeant for anytime of year. A few of the trails that are well known in Zion’s nationalpark are Angel’s landing and The Narrows. Zion has so much to offer for anyonewanting to visit there is a big range of easy to hard hiking trails and even parts whereyou can just drive through to take in the views. Beyond hiking there are other thingsto do such as biking, camping, canyoneering, rock climbing, horseback riding, tripsdown the river, watch the sunrise and sunset, and stargazing.2. Bryce Canyon National Park: Bryce Canyon National Park is a beautiful place to visitanytime of year, but springtime is one of the best times because of the vibrantgreenery and all the bright colors. Another reason to visit in the spring is because ofthe nice weather and it not being too hot or too cold. A few things to in Bryce Canyonis hiking, stargazing, biking, go to the visitors center, view wildlife, and so muchmore. Bryce Canyon and Zion’s are both a great place to go to if you want to beoutdoors and take in some insane views. A hike in Bryce Canyon is Queen’s GardenLoop.3. Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River: Whitewater Rafting is a perfect activity inthe springtime or summertime. Right when the weather starts to warm up this is onmany people’s summer bucket lists. There are different levels of rapids and majorityare safe for anyone all ages. Whitewater Rafting in the Colorado river you’ll seestunning canyons, views, and is just an overall exhilarating experience for everyone.It’s a great place to bring family and friends for a fun and adrenaline pumpingadventure.4. Moab: Moab is such a great place to go to and take in amazing views. The red rock isbreathtaking and there are so many things to do. One of the popular things to do inMoab is cycling. There is a huge number of trails ranging from easy to hard and longto short where you can mountain bike. There are trails for everyone and spring is agreat time to go before the hot summer days in June, July, and August. Moab is in thesame area as the Colorado River, and you could do Moab and river rafting over aperiod of a few days and camp there with family or friends. Another fun activity to doin Moab is to go on a sunset hummer safari. All the rocks in Moab during sunset turninto a darker shade of red, pink, and orange. At the “safari’ you would be with a tour

guide driving on the red rocks and be on one of the world-famous 4×4 trails. Another
thing to do in Moab is go see the delicate arch. There is so much to do in Moab andthe list goes on forever! This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Utah allyear round, but if you want to go when the weather is best definitely go in the springor early summer. There are so many activities provided there and most are for anyoneall ages.5. Hot Air Ballooning in Park City: Hot Air Ballooning is a once in a lifetime thing todo and the best time to do it is in the spring. It’s a perfect way to make memories withfamily or friends and it’s something you would remember forever. Springtime is theideal time to hot air ballon because the weather is usually at a perfect temperature andthe sunsets are so pretty during this time of year. Another reason spring is the perfecttime for this is because of the light winds and the clear skies.There are so many great things that Utah offers all year round from hiking, thrillingoutdoor adventures, calming adventures, and great weather. Spring is a good time tobe outdoors before summer months when it gets really hot.

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Zoey Larsen
Zoey Larsen, Journalist
My name is Zoey Larsen. I am a junior at Davis High and I am a 3rd year Dette. I love spending time with family and hanging out with friends. I also love summer, boating, going to the gym, art, hiking, and going on trips.