What It’s Like Visiting Utah National Parks in November

When visiting Utah National Parks in November, it’s good to what it’s like that time of year.

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!

Utah national parks in November

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!

Check out our handy Utah National Park Road trip itinerary to plan your trip visiting all five parks! Be sure to add the list of Utah State Parks to your vacation itinerary of places to visit. There are stunning State Parks near the National Parks that are must-stop locations!

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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 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 Utah 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.

Be sure you know the expected weather and temperatures for the parks you’ll visit 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!

Broken Arch at Arches National Park by Photo Jeepers

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. 

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!

More things to do at Arches:

Where to Stay Near Arches:

Green River Overlook by Photo Jeepers

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. We recommend you have a fleece jacketwinter hat and gloves.

The two popular districts of this park differ quite a bit so know what to expect at Canyonlands Island in the Sky vs Needles!

Activities to do at Canyonlands:

Where to Stay Near Canyonlands Island in the Sky

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

sunrise at sunset point Bryce Canyon

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.

The daytime temperatures in November are terrific for exploring the Bryce Canyon hikes if you’re willing to wear layers. We recommend a fleece jacket, a buff or hat and gloves for those cold mornings and evenings. Definitely pack a winter jacket just in case!

Bryce Canyon sunrise photography is spectacular! It’s worth getting up early to see the glow on the hoodoos at sunrise.

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

Where to Stay Near Bryce Canyon:

formations along the road at Capitol Reef National Park

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.

The mornings and evenings will be cold so it’s important to dress in layers. We recommend an insulated jacketfleece jacketwarm hat and gloves.

Be sure to explore some of the Capitol Reef hikes like Hickman Bridge and Grand Wash. The Capitol Reef scenic drive is a must-do activity.

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

Places to Stay Near Capitol Reef

Towers of the Virgin Zion Nationa Park at golden hour

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. Be prepared with an insulted jacketfleece jacketwarm hat and gloves. Check the forecast for rain or snow before you go. If you’re there when it rains, you’ll enjoy pop-up waterfalls!!

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!

There are so many activities and 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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