Utah National Parks Weather in July

Utah is home to five stunning national parks, each offering its own unique beauty and outdoor activities. It’s all about the Utah National Parks weather when deciding the best time of year to plan your trip!

This article details the Utah National Parks weather in July to help you know specifically the weather and temperatures to expect during this month at all five parks!

Utah National Parks July Weather

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 July.

We’re lucky to be just a short drive away from all of Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks. All the tips we’re sharing about the June weather at these Utah National Parks is from our own adventures over the years!

Use our Packing list for Utah National Parks to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting in July! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!

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Packing List for July at Utah National Parks

In July it’s important to stay hydrated and use sun protection since all five Utah National Parks are in a desert environment.

Due to Utah’s dry heat you’ll also want lip balm and lotion!

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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!

Visiting Utah National Parks in July

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 visiting Utah National Parks in July, be prepared for crowds. We recommend visiting the parks early in the day or later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and heat.

Check to see if any of the parks require a ticket to enter the park or participate in any activity! You’ll need an Arches National Park Timed Entry ticket and for hiking in Zion, an Angel’s Landing hiking permit in July!

Use these resources to plan your Utah National Park vacation at all five locations:

Utah National Parks Weather in July

Even with the summer heat, July is a popular month to visit Utah National Parks. Here’s the weather you can expect at each of the 5 parks in the month of July.

Milky Way over Balanced Rock at Arches
Milky Way over Balanced Rock at Arches

Arches National Park Weather in July

Here’s what you can expect when visiting Arches National Park in July:

Expect the Arches National Park weather in July to be HOT – highs in the 100s and lows in the high 60s degrees Fahrenheit.

The sun is usually at its peak intensity between 10am and 4pm, so that’s a great time to explore the scenic drives in your car with the AC running, or enjoy the hotel swimming pool!

Enjoy cooler temperatures at night stargazing in July! You can see or photograph the milky way from 10:30 pm to 3:45 am.

Here’s a list of the fun things you can do at Arches in July:

Bryce Canyon sunrise photography
Bryce Canyon sunrise photography

Bryce Canyon Weather In July

Due to the high elevation, Bryce Canyon National Park weather and temperatures are cooler there than the other Utah National Parks. In July highs are near 80 and and lows near 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

During the rainy season in July, afternoon thunderstorms can produce heavy rain and frequent lightning. The park has the reminder “when thunder roars go indoors!” because lightning is dangerous at Bryce Canyon!

There are so many things to do at Bryce Canyon National Park in July like hiking, biking, horseback riding and more.

Sunset at Green River Overlook Canyonlands
Sunset at Green River Overlook Canyonlands

Canyonlands Weather In July

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in July is a popular time for people to visit so expect crowds!

Since Canyonlands is located in the desert, it can get extremely hot during the day. To avoid the blistering heat, we recommend planning outdoor activities early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler.

The Canyonlands National Park weather in July means highs around 100 and lows near 67 degrees F.

You’ll find a variety of things to do at Canyonlands in July:

sunrise at Panorama Point Capitol Reef
Sunrise at Panorama Point Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef Weather In July

July is the hottest month of the year at this park and it will be busy. The Capitol Reef National Park weather in July means highs near 90 and lows in the mid-60s degrees Fahrenheit.

When visiting Capitol Reef in July, stop at the Gifford Homestead and grab some of the locally baked fruit pies and homemade ice cream!

Picking fruit from the orchards is a popular activity at Capitol Reef! In early July you’ll be able to pick cherries and apricots can be picked all month long.

You’ll find a variety of things to do at Capitol Reef in July:

Subway hike at Zion
The Subway hike at Zion

Zion National Park Weather In July

The Zion National Park shuttle buses are running in July which means Zion Canyon scenic drive is closed to private vehicles during the shuttle season. 

There might be limited parking at Zion National Park in the town of Springdale so plan to start your day early to get a parking spot in town and a spot on the shuttle.

Zion National Park weather is hot and dry with highs around 100 and lows around 68 degrees F.

The monsoon season begins in July so be familiar with flash floods at Zion: sudden increase in the depth and speed of water in rivers, streams, or washes due to heavy rain from thunderstorms. These flood waters carry large debris like tree trunks and boulders.

Here’s a list of activities you can do at Zion National Park in July:

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