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!
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.
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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:
- Arches National Park weather
- Bryce Canyon National Park weather
- Canyonlands National Park weather
- Capitol Reef National Park weather
- Zion National Park weather
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!
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
- 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 Near Arches National Park
- Where to Stay Near Arches National Park
- Hotels Near Arches National Park
- Arches National Park Camping
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 Island in the Sky, 30 miles from Moab
- Needles Canyonlands, 75 miles away
Canyonlands National Park 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
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
- 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
- Bryce Canyon Places to Stay
- Bryce Canyon Hotels
- Bryce Canyon National Park Camping
- Bryce Canyon National Park RV Vacation
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
- 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
- Places to Stay at Capitol Reef National Park
- Capitol Reef National Park Camping
- RV Parks Near Capitol Reef 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
- 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
- Places to stay at to Zion National Park
- Camping in Zion National Park
- RV parks near Zion National Park