The uniquely vibrant desert landscapes, mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and autumn colors, unlike anything you’ve seen, are just a few compelling reasons to visit Southern Utah in the fall. There’s no better backdrop to your fall vacation than the red rock and sweeping views at Sand Hollow Resort, a premier recreation destination for golf, boating, motorsports, biking, hiking, and more.

Here are five more reasons why you should come visit right now.

1 – Fall is the best time of year to visit Zion National Park

Right now is the best time to plan a trip to visit Zion National Park. The weather has cooled down, yet it’s still warm enough for just a light jacket, the summer crowds have passed, and the fall colors are beginning to make their way through the canyon.

It’s easy to schedule a Sand Hollow Resort hiking excursion to Zion National Park, just a short 45-minute scenic drive from the resort.


























2 – You can still enjoy warm weather watersports at Sand Hollow Reservoir

Soak up some breezy autumn sun at the reservoir, just a stone’s throw away from Sand Hollow Resort! The great thing about Southern Utah is that the weather stays warm up (usually around 80 degrees) until late October. That means long days out on the kayak or paddleboard are easy when you book a watercraft rental through the resort.

3 – Dixie National Forest has a stunning array of fall colors

As you travel through the region from the resort to your next adventure at Bryce Canyon or by horseback through the Pine Valley Mountains, stop to take in the stunning canvas of the forest.


Dixie National Forest spans nearly 2 million acres, binding southwestern Utah together. The elevation, which ranges from 4,000 to over 11,322 feet, lends to the variety of vegetation, including the pine, juniper, aspen, and spruce trees that provide some of the most brilliant and diverse autumn colors around.

Dixie National Forest















Source: Bryce Canyon Country

4 – Tuacahn shows are in full swing

Fall is primetime for Tuacahn with Broadway hit musicals, concerts and special events going strong. Kick back and enjoy a stellar show against the backdrop of a one-of-a-kind outdoor red rock amphitheater. Whether you’re catching Disney’s When You Wish before it leaves for the winter, or joining in a Southern Utah Halloween tradition with Thriller, presented by Odyssey Dance Theatre, an evening at Tuacahn won’t disappoint!

Tuacahn Center for the Arts




















Source: Tuacahn Center for the Arts

5 – It’s the perfect time to embark on a thrilling adventure

The crisp fall weather is perfect for rock climbing, canyoneering, ziplining, or mountain biking. And with the year quickly coming to a close, now is the best time to challenge yourself to try something new.


Join a Paragon Adventures tour to begin your next adventure!

Man Dangling Over Cliff
















Book your stay at Sand Hollow Resort today to ensure you have the best experience Southern Utah has to offer this fall!