Planning a trip to Bryce Canyon in November is a terrific time to go. There are so many fun things to do during the fall months. This Bryce Canyon travel guide includes everything you need to know: weather, services, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay!
Located in the southwest corner of Utah, Bryce Canyon showcases a unique landscape willed with colorful rock structures called ‘hoodoos’. There are many fall activities to enjoy at Bryce Canyon National Park in November.
The weather at Bryce Canyon in November is pretty cold, but it’s not snowy yet so it’s a good time to visit and enjoy the outdoors. The busy season also begins to wind down in November so you can enjoy a more relaxing time at this amazing national park.
We live only a few hours away from Bryce Canyon and have visited during all four seasons. The tips we share are based on our experiences visiting the area throughout the years, and specifically for the month of November!
Here are some done-for-you Bryce Canyon itineraries to help you plan the perfect vacation:
- Bryce Canyon National Park One Day Itinerary
- Two days in Bryce Canyon National Park
- Three Days in Bryce Canyon National Park
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A Photo Tour of Bryce Canyon National Park
Take a visual tour through Bryce Canyon National Park to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!
Visiting Bryce Canyon in November
Bryce Canyon National Park is open 24/7, 365 days a year! Be sure to check the NPS website for the most current Bryce Canyon hours and closures for November.
You will need a National Park pass to enter Bryce Canyon. The annual park pass can be purchased online or at the park entrance booth. If you purchase a digital pass be sure to print or save it on your mobile device since connectivity is limited in the park.
The weather in November is great to enjoy outdoor Bryce Canyon activities. The mornings and evenings will be cool and the daytime temperatures will be just right!
November Weather at Bryce Canyon
November weather at Bryce Canyon means cold temperatures with the highs around 44 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows around 18 degrees at night.
It usually doesn’t snow in November at Bryce Canyon, but it may rain or even snow so be prepared with waterproof hiking gear. You can see current weather conditions at Bryce Canyon on the NPS website and check weather forecasts in advance for storms.
Since the morning and evening temps will be COLD, you should pack winter clothing:
- Wicking clothing
- Fleece jacket
- Rain jacket
- Winter hat
- Winter gloves
- Insulated jacket
- Darn Tough hiking socks
- Waterproof hiking shoes
Bryce Canyon Services in November
The park is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, even on holidays! Be sure to check the website for the most updated information for the visitor center Bryce Canyon hours and closures in November. The Bryce Canyon shuttle does not run in November.
In November it’s rare to have a snow storm, but if one does roll through the area, there may be temporary road closures. Road(s) will stay closed until plowing is completed and conditions are safe for visitor traffic. Check Bryce Canyon current conditions for more information.
Lodge at Bryce Canyon in November: the Lodge “might” be open so check in advance.
Bryce Canyon Campgrounds in November: North Campground is open year-round and it’s first-come, first-served. The Sunset Campground is closed November through March.
When is the Best Time to Visit Bryce Canyon?
Bryce Canyon National Park is open 24 hours a day, all year long. Check out our resource of the best times to visit Bryce Canyon that includes specific information about what it’s like at different seasons and months of the year.
Bryce Canyon in the winter is a fun time to enjoy winter activities and avoid the crowds if you don’t mind cold and snow!
Zion & Bryce Canyon AUDIO TOUR
“Download the app to your phone – no cell or wifi service needed. Based on your GPS location, the app takes you on a guided tour of the park and points out all the interesting features and stops. It’s like having a park ranger in the car with you.”
Things to do at Bryce Canyon in November
Here’s a list of Bryce Canyon National Park fall activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, and photography.
If you’re visiting Bryce Canyon National Park with kids, there are fun way to get them excited before, during and after the trip with National Park activities:
- Bryce Canyon Coloring Page
- Bryce Canyon National Park Facts
- National Park Activity Pack (FREE PRINTABLE)
- National Park Activity Books for Kids
Bryce Canyon Ranger Programs in November
Check out the Visitor Center when you first arrive to talk with the park ranger about the activities you plan to do. They will share important things to know as well as the conditions of the hiking trails.
There are fun Bryce Canyon ranger-led programs available in November: Hoodoo Geology Talk, Rim Walk, and the Junior Ranger Program for kids! On some Saturdays, you can enjoy looking at the constellations with the telescopes at the Visitor Center.
Kids, and adults, will enjoy collecting stamps in their National Park Passport book! Passport booklets and stamp sets are “usually” available at the park visitor centers, but we recommend you get the passport book before the trip, just in case!! We’ve seen sad kiddos when a visitor center is out of passport books. Rangers can stamp a piece of paper, but it’s not just the same experience!
Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive in November
The Bryce Canyon scenic drive offers views of hoodoos, arches and windows at various viewpoints and overlooks.
We always recommend you start by driving to the end of the road at Rainbow Point then working your way back to the amphitheater. This way all the overlooks are on the right so it’s easy to pull in and out of each parking lot.
Check out the Bryce Canyon GuideAlong App to hear fun behind-the scenes stories and local tips that play automatically as you drive, based on your GPS location. It’s a great way to have a tour guide in your car as you drive!
Bryce Canyon Photography in November
There’s nothing like the stunning landscape at this park. Your camera will get a workout taking pictures at the Bryce Canyon must see viewpoints that showcase naturally carved amphitheaters with colorful hoodoos and windows.
Definitely stop at all the pullouts along the Bryce Canyon scenic drive and take pictures of the amazing views! Be sure you pack your camera equipment for this stunning national park!
We’ve got a free Bryce Canyon photo spots checklist you can download. Here are a few of our favorite photography spots:
- Rainbow and Yovimpa Points
- Agua Canyon
- Natural Bridge
- Bryce Point
- Paria View
- Amphitheater Overlooks
Grab our Bryce Canyon Photography Guide with tips for taking pictures with any camera!!
Stargazing in November
You cannot visit Bryce Canyon National Park in November without stargazing one evening. As you view the night sky, you will be blown away that you can see up to 7500 stars on a moonless night!
Take advantage of seeing the night sky at one of Utah’s International Dark Sky Parks. Check out all the Bryce Canyon astronomy and night sky programs available in November.
Bryce Canyon Hiking in November
There are so many great Bryce Canyon National Park fall hikes that you can do in November. The hikes are divided into easy, moderate, and hard depending on your hiking ability.
IMPORTANT TIP: remember that all trails below the rim have steep climbs out of the canyon! When hiking at Bryce Canyon keep these tips in mind.
- Wear actual hiking boots
- Carry lots of water (1 liter for every 2-3 hours of hiking) per person
- Be aware that due to park elevation, you might get a little light-headed while hiking.
- Stay on maintained trails and do not climb hoodoos.
Most of Bryce Canyon’s popular hiking trails connect together so you can combine several easy hikes together to make a harder hike.
The best Bryce Canyon hike: Navajo Loop Queen’s Garden trail, you won’t be disappointed. It’s considered moderate difficulty due to the climb back UP! The famous Thor’s Hammer can be seen from this trail. If you don’t want to go all the way to the canyon floor, at least hike to the spot to see this feature up close, and not just from above along the rim!
Biking in November at Bryce Canyon
From Bryce Canyon City to Inspiration Point, this 5 mile section of road is available to bikers to ride. The elevation gain is 746 going north to south. You can also take the park shuttle to Inspiration Point then ride back going downhill.
All viewpoints, the Lodge, Visitor Center and Shuttle Station have bike racks so you can stop at various places in the park to explore the area.
There’s an 18-mile Shared-Use Path connecting Red Canyon with Inspiration Point. Pedestrians, leashed pets, cyclists, skaters, longboards, non-motorized scooters and wheelchairs can use this path.
You can rent bikes in Bryce Canyon City. Read more about biking at Bryce Canyon and the Shared-Use Path.
Bryce Canyon Tours in October
There are a variety of Bryce Canyon National Park Tours available in November to fit your needs: guided hikes, photography, and ATV experiences! We highly recommend the horseback tours if they’re still available in November!
- Guided Scenic Tour of Bryce Canyon
- Bryce Canyon Horseback Riding Tours
- Bryce Canyon Private Guided Hike and Picnic
- One Hour Bryce Canyon ATV Tour
- Epic Jeep Rentals at Bryce Canyon Country
Bryce Canyon Camping and Lodging in November
There are two campgrounds near the Visitor Center and Amphitheater for Bryce Canyon National Park camping. The North Campground is open year-round and it’s first-come, first-served. The Sunset Campground is closed November through March.
Late fall ends the busy season at Bryce Canyon so many lodging options begin to close. Here are a few more camping ideas near Bryce Canyon, but check to see if they’re open for the dates you’ll visit:
- Bryce Canyon National Park RV Parks
- Boondocking near Bryce Canyon
- Glamping near Bryce Canyon National Park
You’ll also find a variety of places to stay near Bryce Canyon as well:
- Bryce Canyon National Park Lodging
- Cabins Near Bryce Canyon National Park
- Vacation Rentals Near Bryce Canyon
- Best Western Ruby’s Inn – easy access right outside the park
- Best Western Plus – also right outside the park
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Bryce Canyon National Park Packing List
Use our Bryce Canyon Packing List to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting in November! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!