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What to Wear in Salt Lake City: The Ultimate Packing List 

Updated: May 1

Ultimate Salt Lake City Packing List | Alpacka My Bags

Are you planning a trip to Salt Lake City? Knowing what to pack for the time of year you are visiting will help you stay comfortable and enjoy your trip more. 


After living short term in Utah’s capital, I learned what to wear and how to stay comfortable with the various weather changes.


There are many fun things to do in Salt Lake. Learn what to pack so you can make the most of your trip and check out these fun sights and activities!


Keep reading for the ultimate Salt Lake City packing list. 


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Best Time to Visit Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City is located in north central Utah. The state of Utah is in the middle of the western United States making it a great place to road trip to for those driving from other western states like California, Colorado, and Arizona.


Salt Lake City is just under 6 hours from Las Vegas, Nevada, and about 8 hours from Denver, Colorado.


The best time to visit Salt Lake City depends on what you want to do. 


Winter, December through February, in Salt Lake City is cold and snowy. Temperatures average between 27 and 45°F (-3 to 7°C). If you want to enjoy winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, winter is the best time to go.


Head to Park City for the best skiing opportunities in the Salt Lake area! Park City Mountain is great for all levels of skiers and snowboarders; there are over 300 ski runs from beginner to expert level.


Spring, March through May, is cool and sometimes rainy. Temperatures in spring average between 38 and 72°F (3 to 22°C).


Summer, June through August, in Salt Lake City is warm and sunny. The temperature averages between 61 and 90°F (16 to 32°F). Generally, it stays more in the 80s.


Fall, September through November, is cool and sometimes snowy at the end of the season. Fall temperatures average between 36 to 79°F (2 to 26°C). 


If you’re looking to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, spring and fall are the best times to visit Salt Lake City. Summer is busier than spring and fall, and sometimes summer temperatures are too hot for hiking comfortably.


Average Monthly Temperatures in Salt Lake City

What to Wear in Salt Lake City


Get ready for your trip to Salt Lake City! Packing doesn’t need to be the most stressful part of your trip planning. Read my five tips for minimalist packing for travel as you prepare.


Here’s what to wear in Salt Lake City in every season. Below you’ll find clothes recommendations. You don’t need to bring everything listed, but these are my top picks. 


Always check the weather before your trip. It might still be quite cold if you’re visiting Salt Lake in spring for example. For colder weather months, I recommend packing layers to stay warm and adjust to changing temperatures.


Start with your thinnest layer, like a tank top. Add a t-shirt or sweater on colder days. Then put on a jacket and a coat for outdoor adventures in a wintery Salt Lake City.


What to Wear in Salt Lake City in Summer


Tops:


Bottoms:

  • Shorts

  • Joggers

  • Skirts

  • Pants


Shoes:


What to to Wear in Salt Lake City in Spring outfit inspiration

Shop above summer outfit: Dress | Shirt | Sneakers | Hat | Socks | Tote


What to Wear in Salt Lake City in Fall


Tops:

  • Short Sleeve Shirts

  • Long Sleeve Shirts

  • Sweaters

  • Cardigan

  • Warm Jacket or Coat


Bottoms:

  • Long Pants

  • Joggers

  • Jeans


Shoes:

  • Sneakers

  • Snow Boots

  • Ankle Boots

  • Thermal socks

  • Hiking Boots (if applicable)


Salt Lake City Packing List Fall outfit inspiration

Shop above fall outfit: Turtleneck | Puffer Vest | Belt | Jeans | Boots | Backpack


What to Wear in Salt Lake City Winter


Tops:

  • Long Sleeve Shirts

  • Sweaters

  • Cardigan

  • Thick Jacket

  • Winter Coat


Bottoms:


Shoes:


What to Wear in Salt Lake City Winter outfit inspiration

Shop the above winter outfit: Sweater | Boots | Coat | Jeans | Scarf | Earwarmer


What to Wear in Salt Lake City in Spring


Tops:

  • Short Sleeve Shirts

  • Long Sleeve Shirts

  • Dress

  • Rain Jacket

  • Cardigan

  • Warm Jacket or Coat


Bottoms:

  • Long Pants

  • Joggers

  • Jeans

  • Shorts or skirt


Shoes:


What to Wear in Salt Lake City in Spring outfit inspiration

Shop above spring outfit: Jeans | Rain Coat | Long Sleeve | Shoes | Purse | Sunglasses


Miscellaneous: Salt Lake City Packing List


As well as packing the right clothes, you’ll want to bring these travel essentials on your trip to Salt Lake City. Stay organized, get ready to take lots of photos, and grab your day bag. It’s time to head out into Salt Lake!



Salt Lake City is a fun city to visit any time of year. Plan a winter getaway and ski in Park City. Enjoy the sunshine and hike during the summer. Or avoid the crowds and explore the city in spring or fall.


Whatever time of year you plan on visiting Salt Lake City, make the most of your trip with this ultimate Salt Lake City packing list. 


Now you know what to wear in Salt Lake City, stay comfortable, and stylish, while exploring Utah’s capital. There are many fun things to do in Salt Lake City, go explore for yourself!


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Hi, I'm Georgina, adventure enthusiast and creator of Alpacka My Bags. I'm here for all of your travel and adventure planning needs! 

 

I've been exploring this beautiful planet since I was a child, so I decided it was time to share my travel tips with others to enjoy. After college, I knew the "traditional career path" was not for me.

 

I needed to travel and explore what this world has to offer. It sounds cliché but you do only live once. So I made going on adventures a priority, and soon realized that I wanted to share them with others so you can enjoy them too! 

My passion is spreading the travel bug and showing others that travel is attainable and so worth it. From itineraries to camping tips to packing lists, Alpacka My Bags has you covered!

Join me, and often my partner and my dog, as we find exciting adventures and travel recommendations for you! If you've been bit by the travel bug just as I have, I hope you find my tips useful for all of your future travels.

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