Guide to Visiting Utah National Parks in June

Here’s our guide to visiting Utah National Parks in June. You can’t beat the June weather where it’s just right for daytime outdoor activities.

When looking for the best places to visit in Utah, visiting the national parks is a must-do!

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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! Check out our Utah National Park road trip itinerary to help you plan to visit all five parks!

Don’t forget to add the list of Utah State Parks to your list of places to visit. There are stunning State Parks near the National Parks that are must-stop locations!

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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.

If you’re planning to visit US National Parks in June, be sure to have the five Utah parks on your list.

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!


Arches in June

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

There’s not much shade at Arches so hit the Arches National Park hiking trails in the morning or evening to avoid the harsh sun and hottest part of the day. June is a terrific time to enjoy the night sky at Arches!

Arches has a TIMED ENTRY pilot program April through October, 2022. Visitors can book reservations first-come, first-served on The park will release reservations three months in advance in monthly blocks.

More things to do at Arches:

Where to Stay Near Arches:

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 National Park in the summer!

There are two popular districts to visit:

Activities to do at Canyonlands:

Where to Stay Near Canyonlands Island in the Sky

There are no lodging facilities in the park, only camping.

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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. 

Bryce Canyon sunrise photography is spectacular! And be sure to explore the Bryce Canyon scenic drive to see the mesmerizing Bryce Canyon views!

Here’s a list of Bryce Canyon activities to help you plan your vacation itinerary while visiting:

Where to Stay Near Bryce Canyon:

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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 also be prepared with rain gear. for you and your camera! You’ll want to 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!

Here’s a list of fun things to do in Capitol Reef National Park:

Places to Stay Near Capitol Reef

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Zion 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 to know which Zion National Park hikes will require using the shuttle. Here’s a list of Zion hikes without the shuttle.

Check out all these fun things to do at Zion National Park:

Where to Stay Near Zion National Park

You definitely want to stay in Springdale which borders the entrance to Zion.

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