7 Tiny Towns In Utah That Come Alive In The Summertime
The summer is one of our favorite times to explore the Beehive State. All throughout Utah, there are dozens of tiny towns that come alive and tend to have a certain energy and excitement about them. Whether they offer summer festivals, are near the water, offer lots of outdoor recreational activities, and more, these are tiny towns you’ll certainly want to visit during the warmer months of the year.
is not only an outdoor lover’s paradise as it sits just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park and near Panguitch Lake, but it is also home to some of the best small town festivals in Utah. During the summer, you can attend the annual Quilt Walk, where you will learn a little about Panguitch’s history, or the annual Hot Air Balloon Rally, where dozens of hot air balloons fill the skies.
When you want to get into the mountains and away from the city,
is the place to go. This town is known as the "Gateway to the Uintas" and hundreds of people come each year to explore this area of the state. During your visit, take the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, one of the most beautiful scenic drives in Utah, to explore all types of lakes, trails, overlooks, and more. And, if you simply want to stay right in the heart of town, there are unique shops, restaurants, and other businesses to check out.
is one small town that really has it all. Sitting just outside of Zion National Park, this town comes alive with visitors. It is also home to some of the most breathtaking scenery, excellent restaurants, hiking and rock climbing opportunities, and more.
4. Garden City
The tiny town of
sits right along the shore of the large and beautiful Bear Lake. During the summer, there is so much to do including spending time on the lake, relaxing on the beaches, or even enjoying a fresh raspberry shake.
Garden City, UT 84028, USA
5. Heber City
Heber City is a beautiful place to explore during the warmer months of the year. This is also a family-friendly getaway location where you can take a ride along the
Heber Valley Historic Railroad
, spend the day at Deer Creek Reservoir, or hike the dozens of trails in the Uinta National Forest.
Heber City, UT 84032, USA
is a southern Utah town that is packed with outdoor activities to keep you busy from sunrise to sunset. You are in close proximity to multiple national and state parks, and the hiking, camping, ATV riding, and even rafting opportunities are endless. There are also lots of things to do indoors from museums to awesome shops when you want to get out of the southern Utah heat.
Veyo is one small town that many Utahns don't even know exists. During your stay, spend a hot summer day at the
, which is an all-natural, spring-fed pool. Then, head to Crawdad Canyon where you can catch crawdads, rock climb, hike, and more. Of course, when visiting this small town, you’ll want to head to
, one of the best pie shops in Utah.
What other small towns in Utah come alive in the summer? Do you have a favorite town you love to visit when the weather warms up each year? Let us know in the comments!
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