If you’re planning a trip to visit the Utah National Parks in August, check out the vacation travel guide below to know what to expect.
Utah National Parks are some of the best places to visit in Utah, but August will be HOT! Keep reading for tips to avoid the heat so you can enjoy the National Parks in Utah during the month of August.
Explore the breathtaking beauty of Utah’s National Parks. From Zion National Park with its soaring red cliffs to Bryce Canyon known for its spectacular hoodoos, there’s something for everyone in this stunning state.
We share tips to plan your August vacation to the Utah National Parks: what to pack, weather, things to do and places to stay for all five parks!
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Utah National Parks in August
All of the Utah National Parks are open every single day in August, 24/7.
If you’re planning a vacation to visit US National Parks in August, keep in mind that the five Utah parks will be HOT. Utah National Parks in the summer aren’t our favorite time of year to visit because of the heat and crowds.
Some of the National Parks in Utah now have permits to enter or do certain activities, so be sure to check about reservations required in August when determining the best time to visit Utah National Parks.
Be sure you know the expected weather and temperatures for the parks you’ll visit in August:
- Arches National Park weather
- Bryce Canyon National Park weather
- Canyonlands National Park weather
- Capitol Reef National Park weather
- Zion National Park weather
August is summer monsoon season with heavy rain and lightning. We recommend you talk to the rangers before hitting any trail to get the most updated conditions so you’re prepared.
Arches National Park in August
The average highs are in the 100s and lows in the high 60s degrees Fahrenheit when you visit Arches National Park in August.
You’ll need an Arches Timed Entry Ticket to enter the park during the busy daytime hours. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a timed entry ticket. Just plan to enter the park before 6 a.m.
One benefit to getting in the park early is you can see and photograph the sunrise at Arches National Park!
Arches National Park August Activities
- Arches National Park Summer Activities
- Arches National Park Scenic Drive
- Arches National Park Summer Hikes
- Arches National Park Photography
- Arches National Park Tours
Where to Stay at Arches in August
- Where to Stay Near Arches National Park
- Hotels Near Arches National Park
- Arches National Park Camping
Canyonlands in August
The temperatures at Canyonlands National Park in August with highs in the 100s and lows in the upper 60s. It’s important to protect yourself from the sun by wearing a sunhat, sunscreen and sunglasses when visiting Canyonlands National Park in the summer!
There are two popular districts to visit: Canyonlands Island in the Sky vs Needles:
Canyonlands National Park August Activities
- Canyonlands National Park Summer Activities
- Island in the Sky Scenic Drive
- Canyonlands National Park Summer Hikes
- Best Photo Spots at Canyonlands Island in the Sky
- Canyonlands National Park Tours
Where to Stay Near Canyonlands in August
Bryce Canyon in August
The weather you’ll find at Bryce Canyon in August is almost perfect with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the 50s degrees Fahrenheit. Be prepared for rain since August is part of the summer monsoon season at Bryce Canyon.
In August the shuttle is running, but you can drive your car to the various Bryce Canyon views and photo spots along the scenic drive.
Bryce Canyon sunrise photography is spectacular! It’s worth getting up early to see the glow on the hoodoos at sunrise.
Bryce Canyon National Park August Activities
- Bryce Canyon National Park Summer Activities
- Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive
- Bryce Canyon National Park Summer Hikes
- Bryce Canyon Photo Spots
- Bryce Canyon National Park Tours
Where to Stay Near Bryce Canyon in August
- Bryce Canyon Places to Stay
- Bryce Canyon Hotels
- Bryce Canyon National Park Camping
- Bryce Canyon National Park RV Vacation
Capital Reef in August
The weather at Capitol Reef in August is hot with highs near 88 and lows near 63 degrees Fahrenheit.
In August afternoon rain storms are common due to it being summer monsoon season. Be prepared with rain gear. for you and your camera! Stay informed on the specific weather conditions and forecasts on the NPS website for the areas of the park you will visit that may affected by flash flooding.
Be sure to stop at the Gifford House to get homemade treats like pie and ice cream!
Capitol Reef National Park August Activities
- Capitol Reef National Park Summer Activities
- Capitol Reef Scenic Drive
- Capitol Reef National Park Summer Hikes
- Capitol Reef National Park Photography
- Capitol Reef National Park Tours
Places to Stay Near Capitol Reef in August
- Places to Stay at Capitol Reef National Park
- Capitol Reef National Park Camping
- RV Parks Near Capitol Reef National Park
Zion in August
When you visit Zion National Park in August expect HOT temperatures with highs near 100 and lows near 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also summer monsoon season here with flash flooding possible so always be aware of the weather and stay current on conditions with the rangers.
You’ll also need to know how to use the Zion National Park shuttle since it’s the only way to access Zion Canyon in August. You can still explore the other three Zion National Park scenic drives without the shuttle!
You’ll need an Angel’s Landing permit if you plan to hike past Scouts Lookout through the chains section.
Zion National Park August Activities
- Zion National Park Summer Activities
- Zion National Park Scenic Drives
- Zion National Park Summer Hikes
- Zion Hikes Without the Shuttle
- Zion National Park Photo Spots
- Zion National Park Tours
Where to Stay Near Zion in August
- Places to stay at to Zion National Park
- Camping in Zion National Park
- RV parks near Zion National Park