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!

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When you are visiting US National Parks it is important to be prepared. This includes wearing the proper clothes and shoes to be comfortable for the climate and the terrain.

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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 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.

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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:

Arches National Park camping can only be done at the one small campground. There are no hotels in Arches so most people stay in the nearby town of Moab. There are all types of lodging in and near Moab from budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts. You’ll also find vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks

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  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab – we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel due to its location close to Arches.
  • Purple Sage – our all-time favorite place to stay in Moab – walking distance to shopping, full kitchen, and only 8 units so you don’t feel lost in a large hotel. 
  • Red Cliffs Lodge – rooms up to 6 people – located 17 miles from Moab, this lodge is known for its beautiful location, winery and activities like horseback riding, fishing and more!
  • Vacation Rentals – we really like rentals with a kitchen, washer and dryer and amenities like a swimming pool and hot tub.
  • Rent an RV – have it dropped off at your vacation destination!

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 are: Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky, 30 miles from Moab, and Needles Canyonlands, 75 miles from Moab.

Activities to do at Canyonlands:

Where to Stay Near Canyonlands Island in the Sky

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

  •  Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab – we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel due to its location close to Canyonlands.
  •  Purple Sage – our all-time favorite place to stay in Moab – walking distance to shopping, full kitchen, and only 8 units so you don’t feel lost in a large hotel. 
  •  Red Cliffs Lodge – rooms up to 6 people – located 17 miles from Moab, this lodge is known for its beautiful location, winery and activities like horseback riding, fishing and more!
  • Townhomes south of town – we really like the townhomes in Spanish Valley with kitchen, washer and dryer in the unit and a swimming pool/hot tub (just a 5 minute drive south of Moab).

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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:

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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

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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.

  • Holiday Inn Express – our favorite place to stay with an outdoor pool and amenities you’d find in a high end hotel
  • Zion Lodge – we haven’t had a chance to stay here yet, but you can’t go wrong staying right IN the park!
  • Under Canvas Zion – if you want to experience a less crowded part of Zion, this is the place! It’s in the Kolob section of the park.
  • Vacation Rentals in Springdale – you’ll want to stay in Springdale so you’re close to the park entrance and can walk to shopping and restaurants. 

Resources for camping near Zion:

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