Guide to Visiting Utah National Parks in June

Utah is home to five stunning national parks that are perfect for exploring in the summer. Here’s our guide to visiting Utah National Parks in June.

When looking for the best places to visit in Utah, visiting the national parks is a must-do! Here’s our guide to enjoying Utah National Parks in June: what to pack, weather, things to do and places to stay for all five parks!

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From the majestic red rocks of Zion National Park to the stunning canyons of Bryce Canyon National Park, you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery to explore in June.

Use our Packing list for Utah National Parks to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting in June! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!

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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!

Utah National Parks in June

All of the Utah National Parks are open every single day in June. BUT it’s the peak season so the roads, hiking trails and parking lots typically fill to capacity.

Keep in mind that it will be HOT at the Utah National Parks in the summer, and it’s a busy time of year so there will be crowds.

Stay hydrated, eat salty snacks, use sun protection, and limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day! If you’re not used to dry heat, you’ll want lotion and lip balm handy!

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 June 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 June:

June begins the 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.

Rain storms in the desert can create popup waterfalls that are so fun to see…. safely!

Milky Way over fins in Arches National Park

Arches National Park in June

Arches National Park is open 24/7. At Arches National Park in June you’ll find the average highs are in the 90s and lows near 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

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 Activities

Where to Stay Near Arches National Park

Needles Canyonlands
Needles Canyonlands

Canyonlands in June

The temperatures at Canyonlands National Park in June start to rise with highs in the 90s and lows in the 60s. Be sure to protect yourself from the sun and stay hydrated when visiting Canyonlands in the summer!

There are two popular districts to visit:

Canyonlands National Park Activities

Where to Stay Near Canyonlands

sunrise at sunset point Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon in June

June is a terrific time to visit Bryce Canyon with highs near 74 and lows near 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The mornings and evenings at Bryce Canyon National Park in June will be cool so you’ll want a fleece jacket. Layers are best for all-day activities. 

In June the shuttles are running, but you can drive your car to the various Bryce Canyon views and photo spots along the scenic drive.

You can also drive and park at the various amphitheater lots. Parking could be an issue so we recommend exploring the park in the morning or later in the day. You can’t beat the Bryce Canyon sunrise photography and hiking in the morning!

Bryce Canyon National Park Activities

Where to Stay Near Bryce Canyon

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Capitol Reef orchards

Capital Reef in June

Planning a trip to Capitol Reef in June is a great time to enjoy the outdoor activities at this park. Highs are around 85 and lows around 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

The summer monsoons begin in June so stay informed on the specific weather conditions and forecasts on the NPS website for the areas of the park you will visit.

Be sure to stop at the Gifford House to get homemade treats like pie and ice cream!

Capitol Reef National Park Activities

Places to Stay Near Capitol Reef

view of Zion near the Mount Carmel Tunnel
View of Zion National Park

Zion National Park in June

In June the temperatures are starting to really warm up You’ll find highs around 95 and lows around 63 degrees Fahrenheit at Zion National Park in June.

You’ll want to know all about using the Zion National Park shuttle since it’s the only way to access Zion Canyon in June. 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 Activities

Where to Stay Near Zion

Utah Travel Guides & Maps

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Plan a Utah National Parks Vacation in June

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