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Sitting in the center of Grand Circle, Canyon Point experiences extremes when it comes to weather so the best time of year to visit depends on your preferences. Sure, it’s the desert, but that doesn’t mean it’s always hot. In the winter (December and January) you’ll find temperatures dropping to an average high between 30 F and 40 F with cold nights and an occasional light snowfall. When southern Utah welcomes spring, you’ll find crisp days in the 50s and 60s with chilly nights. Summer brings the heat during the day, but the evenings are pleasantly refreshing — enough to make you forget about the desert heat. Fall is a lot like spring, with mild days and chilly nights.
Canyon Point has beautiful weather year-round, but target your visit depending on your favorite activities For example, whitewater rafting is best during the warmer months when the river is flowing and the air is warm. For hiking, we suggest booking a trip during the spring or fall for ideal temperatures. If you’re really heading to the desert to sunbathe, the summers are great — but don’t forget sunscreen.