If you’re planning a trip to visit the Utah National Parks in November, here’s a list of activities to enjoy at the “Mighty 5” — Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion.
Utah National Parks are some of the best places to visit in Utah, and November is a great month to plan a vacation because of the moderate temperatures and fewer crowds!
Use this travel guide to plan your November vacation to the Utah National Parks: what to pack, weather, things to do and places to stay for all five parks!
We live hours away from all the parks, and have visited them during all four seasons. November is one of our favorite times to visit the Utah National Parks because the weather is still moderate and there are fewer crowds! The tips we share are based on our experiences visiting the parks in November.
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Utah National Parks in November
If you’re wondering what National Parks to visit in November, we recommend visiting all the parks in Utah.
All of the Utah National Parks are open every single day in November. Many parks begin to transition to the off-season so be sure to check the latest closing dates for services and camping when determining the best time to visit Utah National Parks.
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 November.
It’s also important to know the expected weather and temperatures for the parks you’ll visit in November:
- Arches National Park weather
- Bryce Canyon National Park weather
- Canyonlands National Park weather
- Capitol Reef National Park weather
- Zion National Park weather
What to Wear at Utah National Parks in November
The National Parks in Utah are located in the southern part of the state in a high desert climate. It’s important to stay hydrated, eat salty snacks, and use sun protection all year. If you’re not used to a dry environment, you may also need to use lotion and lip balm!
- Wicking clothing
- Fleece jacket
- Rain jacket
- Winter hat
- Winter gloves
- Insulated jacket
- Darn Tough hiking socks
- Waterproof hiking shoes
In November the daytime temperatures will be moderate. The mornings and evenings will be cold so you might also need some winter layers, especially at Bryce Canyon!
Arches National Park in November
The temperatures begin to really cool off at Arches National Park in November with highs around 55 degrees and lows around 30 degrees.
In November you won’t need a Timed Entry Ticket so that’s nice! But we always recommend getting in the park early so you can see and photograph the sunrise at Arches National Park!
You’ll enjoy all the Arches National Park hiking trails during the amazing weather in the fall! November is also an awesome time of year to enjoy the night sky at Arches!
Arches National Park November Activities
- Arches National Park Fall Activities
- Arches National Park Scenic Drive
- Arches National Park Fall Hikes
- Arches National Park Photo Spots
- Arches National Park Tours
Places to Stay at Arches in November
Canyonlands in November
When visiting Canyonlands National Park in November expect average highs around 56 degrees with the lows around 30. If a rain storm rolls in the weather can be unpredictable.
The two popular districts of this park differ quite a bit so know what to expect at Canyonlands Island in the Sky vs Canyonlands Needles!
Canyonlands National Park in November
- Canyonlands National Park Fall Activities
- Island in the Sky Scenic Drive
- Canyonlands National Park Fall Hikes
- Best Photo Spots at Canyonlands
- Canyonlands National Park Tours
Places to Stay Near Canyonlands in November
Bryce Canyon in November
At Bryce Canyon in November the temperatures begin to get cold with the highs around 44 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows around 18 degrees at night.
Bryce Canyon sunrise photography is spectacular! It’s worth getting up early to see the glow on the hoodoos at sunrise. Rechargeable hand warmers and photographer gloves are so nice when it’s COLD outside!
Bryce Canyon National Park November Activities
- Bryce Canyon National Park Fall Activities
- Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive
- Bryce Canyon National Park Fall Hikes
- Bryce Canyon Views and Photo Spots
- Bryce Canyon National Park Tours
Places to Stay Near Bryce Canyon in November
Capital Reef in November
The temperatures at Capitol Reef National Park in November range from highs near 50 degrees and lows in the upper 20s. The November weather at Capitol Reef is perfect during the day for outdoor activities – it’s not too hot or too cold. Be prepared for rain or snow in November.
In November the Capitol Reef scenic drive is a must-do activity to see and photograph the cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges!
If you’re up for adventure, check out the Capitol Reef Cathedral Valley loop. It’s a remote, rugged region that requires vehicles with high ground clearance. In November you may need four-wheel drive depending on road and weather conditions.
The Capitol Reef Burr Trail Loop is a fun way to explore the Waterpocket District in the southern section of the park. It’s remote and rugged, but oh so beautiful! Most passenger cars, pickups, and vans can usually negotiate the roads without difficulty.
Capitol Reef National Park November Activities
- Capitol Reef National Park Fall Activities
- Capitol Reef Scenic Drive
- Capitol Reef National Park Fall Hikes
- Capitol Reef National Park Photo Spots
- Capitol Reef National Park Tours
Places to Stay Near Capitol Reef in November
- Capitol Reef National Park Lodging
- Capitol Reef National Park Camping
- Hotels near Capitol Reef National Park
Zion in November
When you visit Zion National Park in November the highs are usually around 64 degrees and the lows around 37 degrees Fahrenheit.
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 November. 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 November Activities
- Zion National Park Fall Activities
- Zion National Park Scenic Drives
- Zion National Park Fall Hikes
- Zion National Park Photo Spots
- Zion National Park Tours
Places to Stay Near Zion in November