A sun-washed desert landscape with craggy canyons and seemingly endless blue sky makes Canyon Point, Utah, a striking backdrop for your next adventure.
Located in the Four Corners region — where the borders of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado meet — Canyon Point is a convenient base for day trips to many national parks. You’re within two and a half hours of the Grand Canyon, a two-hour drive to Monument Valley and in the middle of the area’s best hiking trails.
Here are some tips to help plan your trip:
The best time of year to visit Canyon Point
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.
In December and January, you’ll find temperatures dropping to an average high between 30 and 40 Fahrenheit with cold nights and an occasional light snowfall.
When Southern Utah welcomes spring, you’ll encounter 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 your desert surroundings. 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 mild.
For hiking, we suggest booking a trip during the spring or fall for ideal temperatures. If you’re heading to the desert to sunbathe, the summers are great — just don’t forget the sunscreen.
What to pack for a trip to Canyon Point
The fluctuating weather means you should pack both warm- and cool-weather clothing. A safe bet is to pack layers so that you can adjust as the temperatures shift. Barring summer, you should bring a coat and gloves to Canyon Point, too.
If you plan on trekking to the nearby national parks, add to your luggage a pair of sturdy hiking boots, a rain jacket, a water bottle and a backpack.