Travel Guide For Visiting Utah in June

We’ve put together a guide of what it’s like to visit Utah in June. You’ll find many places to visit in Utah in the month of June to add to your bucket list.

This guide includes where to go, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay for a Utah vacation in June.

Travel Guide for Utah in June

June weather and temperatures will vary between Northern and Southern Utah. The higher elevations will be cooler than the lower elevations by 10 to 20 degrees.

The month of June is one of the best times to visit Utah to enjoy the outdoor activities at the National and State Parks around the state before it gets too hot!

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A Photo Tour of Utah National Parks

Take a visual tour through all five Utah National Parks to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!

Northern and Southern Utah in June

Utah is divided into two regions: Northern Utah and Southern Utah. Here’s what to expect when you visit each part of the state in June.

Northern Utah in June:

You’ll find terrific shopping, restaurants, and night life at the three large cities in Northern Utah: Salt Lake City, Park City, and Provo.

In June, some of the higher elevation mountain hiking, biking, and off-road trails may still be wet or even have snow.

The lower elevation trails could be wet and muddy after a rain storm or due to snow runoff.

Southern Utah in June:

It’s important to note that most of the way driving from Northern to Southern Utah you’ll be passing through rural areas with small towns, limited services, and spotty cell service.

Check to see where the Utah vacation spots are located around the state because a drive from Salt Lake City to any of the National Parks in the south can take 4 to 5 hours.

All 5 Utah National Parks are located in Central and Southern Utah. June is a popular time of year so be prepared for crowds and take note if permits are required to enter or participate in the activities you want to do!

Before heading out to explore any National or Utah State Park, check with the visitor center at each destination for the most current information.

Utah Weather in June

Average June temperature in Northern Utah (Salt Lake City): highs 84 / lows 59 degrees F. The average June precipitation in the Northern part of Utah:

  • Salt Lake City – 5 days / 1 inch
  • Logan – 6 days / 1.3 inches
  • Provo – 5 days / 0.9 inch
  • Alta – 6 days / 2 inches
  • Park City – 6 days / 1.2 inches

Average June temperature in Southern Utah (St. George): highs 96 / lows 65 degrees F. The average June precipitation in the Southern part of Utah:

  • Moab (Arches/Canyonlands) – 3 days / 0.4 inches
  • Bryce Canyon – 3 days / 0.5 inch
  • Capitol Reef – 3 days / 0.4 inch
  • Cedar City – 2 days / 0.5 inch
  • Zion – 5 days / 0.8 inch
  • St. George – 1 day / 0.2 inch

We’ve written detailed guides about the weather for each National Park in Utah:

Remember that Utah is a high elevation, high desert location. It’s important to stay hydrated and use sun protection for any outdoor activities in June:

Is June a Good Time to Visit Utah?

Trying to decide the best times to visit Utah? It really depends on the things you want to do!

In June you can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, boating, stargazing, off-roading, or camping in the mountains, forests, lakes, reservoirs, red rock canyons, and deserts.

Natural Bridge overlook
Natural Bridge overlook at Bryce Canyon

Things to Do in Utah in June

If you’re planning a trip in June, here’s a fun list of things to do and places to visit in Utah.

Utah National Parks in June

All of the Utah National Parks are open year-round, and every single day in June. Be sure to check the NPS website for the most updated information for the Visitor Center hours and services available at each park in June.

Some of the National Parks in Utah now have permits to enter or do certain activities, so be sure to check about reservations required when determining the best time to visit Utah National Parks.

We’ve written specific guides about visiting Utah National Parks in June:

Goosenecks State Park
Goosenecks State Park

Utah State Parks in June

Here’s a list of Utah State Parks where you can enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, photography, and stargazing in the month of June!

Grand Wash Narrows
Grand Wash Narrows at Capitol Reef National Park

Hiking in Utah in June

Hiking in Utah is one of the best ways to experience this beautiful state. In June the temperatures are just right for hiking.

There are plenty of trails that offer a variety of different terrains all around the state at National parks, State parks, National forests, and Wilderness areas.

Check out these fun Utah hiking ideas:

Red Canyon Tunnel along Highway 12
Red Canyon Tunnel along Highway 12

Utah Scenic Drives in June

Utah has more than 400,000 miles of roads to explore. Here’s a list of scenic drives you can enjoy in June!

sunrise at the Bryce Canyon amphitheater
Sunrise at the Bryce Canyon

Utah Photography in June

Utah’s stunning landscape features deserts, sandstone cliffs, forested mountains, deep canyons, and red rock monoliths. It’s truly a photographer’s dream!

Here’s a list of our favorite photo spots in Utah.

Arches and Moab Photography

Bryce Canyon Photography

Canyonlands Photography

Capitol Reef Photography

Zion and Kanab Photography

Check out this Utah National Parks Photography Guides bundle to take jaw-dropping photos at all 5 parks!

Balanced Rock with the milky way at Arches
Balanced Rock with the milky way at Arches

Utah Stargazing in June

Stargazing is a must-do activity in Utah. The state has the highest concentration of certified International Dark Sky Parks in the world. We definitely recommend you take time to view the Utah night skies during your vacation.

In June you can see and photograph the milky way from 10pm to 3am.

Northern Utah Stargazing Locations:

Southern Utah Stargazing Locations:

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