It’s all about the Utah National Parks weather when deciding the best time of year to plan your vacation. We’ve written this Utah National Parks weather in April guide to help you know specifically the weather and temperatures to expect during this month at all five parks!
The best thing about an April vacation to Utah National Parks is the weather. It’s cool in the morning and evening, and just right during the day when you’re enjoying outdoor activities.
It’s important to know the expected temperatures, weather, services available, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay at Utah National Parks in April.
We live only hours away from all Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks and have visited during all four seasons. The information and tips we share about the April weather at Utah National Parks is based on our experiences over the years!
The first thing we tell people is to check the expected weather and temperatures for the park you’ll be visiting so you’re prepared with the right clothing and gear you’ll need for the activities you want to do.
Use our packing list for Utah National Parks to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting in April! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!
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Packing List for April at Utah National Parks
In April the morning and evening times will still be cold with temperatures around 40 degrees F. You may want a winter coat, or may feel a fleece jacket will be good enough. It’s easy to pack a winter hat and gloves.
Hiking boots should be waterproof since April is a rainy season.
Visiting Utah National Parks in April
The national parks are must-see places to visit in Utah! You’ll find fun things to see, do, and photograph at all five parks.
When planning a Utah National Park road trip it’s important to be up-to-date with current weather and road conditions!
Use these resources to plan your Utah National Park vacation:
- Arches National Park travel guide
- Bryce Canyon travel guide
- Canyonlands National Park guide
- Capitol Reef National Park guide
- Zion National Park travel guide
Utah National Parks Weather in April
One of the best months to visit Utah National Parks is April due to the moderate temperatures for outdoor activities.
But, they are popular destinations for spring break in Utah so be prepared for crowds!
Here’s the weather you can expect at each of the 5 Utah National Parks in the month of April.
Arches National Park Weather in April
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Arches National Park in April:
The Arches National Park weather in April is “just right” with cooler mornings and evenings, and daytime temperatures are still moderate. The average highs are near 70 degrees with the lows around 40.
Here’s a list of the fun things you can do at Arches in April:
- Arches National Park photo spots
- Arches National Park scenic drive
- Best hikes in Arches National Park
- Arches National Park camping
Bryce Canyon Weather In April
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Bryce Canyon in April:
Due to the high elevation, Bryce Canyon National Park weather in April is still on the cool side. The highs are usually in the mid 50s and the lows are close to 30. Layers are best for all-day activities.
Here’s a list of Bryce Canyon activities you can do in April:
- Tourist Attractions in Bryce Canyon
- Day hikes at Bryce Canyon National Park
- Bryce Canyon photo spots
- Bryce Canyon National Park camping
Canyonlands Weather In April
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Canyonlands National Park in April:
The Canyonlands National Park weather will be just right for exploring the park. The average highs are near 70 degrees with the lows around 40. Keep in mind the weather can be unpredictable if a storm rolls through with rain.
You’ll find a variety of things to do at Canyonlands in April:
- Island in the Sky hikes
- Canyonlands Needles hikes
- Island in the Sky scenic drive
- Best photo spots at Canyonlands
- Island in the Sky campgrounds
- Needles Canyonlands camping
Capitol Reef Weather In April
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Capitol Reef National Park in April:
The Capitol Reef National Park weather in April will be cool during the day and cold at night with highs around 64 and lows around 37 degrees F. It usually rains two days during the month.
Here are Capitol Reef activities you can do in April:
- Best day hikes in Capitol Reef National Park
- Capitol Reef scenic drive
- Capitol Reef National Park photography
- Capitol Reef National Park camping
Zion National Park Weather In April
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Zion National Park in April:
The Zion National Park shuttle buses are running in April – check the NPS website for the most current shuttle dates and information. The Zion Canyon scenic drive is closed to private vehicles during the shuttle season.
Zion National Park weather in April can be wet so be prepared with rain gear in case a storm rolls through so you can still enjoy the outdoor activities at the park. Expect highs around the mid 70s and the lows around the mid 40s.
Here’s a list of more Zion activities you can do in April:
- Zion National Park hikes – you’ll need an Angels Landing permit!
- Zion Hikes without the shuttle
- Zion National Park scenic drives
- Zion National Park photography
- Camping in Zion National Park