Winter is an often-overlooked season in Southern Utah. Because most visitors to the region plan their vacations during typical travel times, including school holidays in the summer or on long weekends, fewer visitors make their way to the area before and after the holiday season.
But while Southern Utah does experience cooler temperatures and some winter weather, this is still an incredible season in the area, even for enjoying some outdoor fun.
With fewer crowds and comfortable weather for hitting the trails, winter might just be the best time to visit Southern Utah. Keep reading to learn why you should plan a visit to Watchman Villas this season.
Fewer Crowds at Popular Destinations
Dreaming of visiting Zion National Park during your next trip? While summer can be a great time for hiking and exploring, it also comes with a major drawback: crowds. Lines may form at the shuttle stops, parking in Springdale can sometimes be a challenge, and trails are often full of hikers.
It isn’t just the summer season that’s plagued with crowds, either. Many holiday weekends throughout the year also see busier-than-usual visitor numbers.
While it is definitely possible to plan a fun and relaxing visit to the park any time of year, winter is an excellent time to experience Zion in a whole new light. Starting after the Thanksgiving holiday and lasting well into February, the park sees few crowds. You can even drive your own vehicle into the park for part of this period.
If winter weather strikes in the canyon, you’ll want to avoid trails that could be dangerous in icy conditions, such as Angels Landing. But there are plenty of other trails that are not only safe to hike, but particularly beautiful when covered in sparkling snow. Pack a few extra layers, and you’ll no doubt find the trails far more comfortable than you would on a hot summer day.
A Chance to Do Some Unique Holiday Shopping
Skip the big box stores and basic gifts this year and opt for something a lot more unique.
Springdale’s many small businesses make it easy to give your friends and loved ones unique and beautiful gifts that they’ll love. Whether it’s artwork created by local artists to decorate with, gift cards to local restaurants, or handcrafted goods, there’s no shortage of options for doing some holiday shopping during your visit.
Take a Day Trip to Enjoy Some Winter Sports
While there’s no shortage of hiking and other outdoor activities to enjoy all winter long in Springdale and the surrounding area, there are also several day trips you can only take this time of year.
Hit the slopes on skis or a snowboard at Brian Head Resort in Cedar City. Or, book a snowmobile tour for a heart-pounding ride through the snow-covered landscape. For a quieter adventure, head to Bryce Canyon National Park, where you can traverse snow-covered trails on cross country skis or snowshoes.
Each located just a couple of hour’s drive from Springdale, these make for great day trips during your winter visit to Watchman Villas.
Discounts on Your Zion Vacation Rental
Want to save some money on your next trip without having to sacrifice an amazing stay? When you book a stay at Watchman Villas this winter, you can take advantage of some big discounts.
Book a stay between December 1, 2021, and February 28, 2022, enjoy a 50% discount on your vacation rental. Some blackout dates may apply, including holidays. But if you’re looking to enjoy some big savings while still getting a luxurious vacation rental with room for your whole family to unwind this winter, now is the time to book your next visit!
Put the money you saved towards a fun outing for your family, like an ATV adventure or a delicious dinner out!
Planning a Winter Visit to Watchman Villas
Ready to start planning your own winter adventure in Southern Utah? With our 50% discount on winter stays, now is a great time to book your Watchman Villas vacation rental.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a vacation for the whole family to enjoy, our villas offer all the comforts of home, including multiple bedrooms, spacious living areas, and fully-equipped kitchens. Our central location makes it easy to get in and out of ZIon National Park. Walk to local stores and restaurants for some holiday shopping or a tasty post-hike meal. Or, plan a movie night in and enjoy a family meal together.
Ready to start planning your own visit to Watchman Villas this winter? Book your stay today to take advantage of our biggest discount of the year!