It’s all about the Utah National Parks weather when deciding the best time of year to plan a Utah National Parks vacation. Early spring will be cold, rainy, or even snowy, especially at Bryce Canyon that sits at a higher elevation than the other parks.
We’ve written this Utah National Parks weather in March guide to help you know specifically the weather and temperatures to expect during this month at all five parks!
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 March weather at Utah National Parks is based on our experiences over the years!
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 March.
We recommend you 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 March! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!
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Packing List for March at Utah National Parks
Hiking boots should be warm and waterproof. No one wants soggy feet!
Visiting Utah National Parks in March
The national parks are must-see places to visit in Utah!
You’ll find fun things to see, do, and photograph at Utah National Parks in the spring. In March some activities may be a bit more limited due to cold, rainy, or snowy conditions!
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 March
One of the best months to visit Utah National Parks is March when you avoid the heat of the summer!
But, they are popular destinations for spring break in Utah so be prepared for crowds!
Here’s what you can expect at each of the 5 Utah National Parks in the month of March.
Arches National Park Weather in March
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Arches National Park in March :
The Arches National Park weather in March is starting to get warmer, but the mornings and evenings will still be cold. The average highs in March are highs near 64 degrees and lows near 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in mind the weather can be unpredictable if a storm rolls through with rain, and possibly snow, even in March!
Here’s a list of the fun things you can do at Arches in March:
- Arches National Park photography
- Arches National Park scenic drive
- Arches National Park hiking trails
- Arches National Park camping
Bryce Canyon Weather In March
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in March:
Bryce Canyon’s elevation is 9,100 feet which means spring is still cold with the possibility of rain and snow storms. The temperatures in March average between 44 degrees Fahrenheit and 19 degrees Fahrenheit. Be prepared with winter gear and clothing!
The main Bryce Canyon scenic drive could be closed due to weather and road conditions, which means you’ll only be able to see the amphitheater section of the park.
But the amphitheater has some of the best Bryce Canyon views and photo spots to capture stunning landscape photography.
Here’s a list of more things you can do at Bryce Canyon in March:
- Bryce Canyon activities
- Bryce Canyon hikes
- Navajo Loop Queen’s Garden Trail
- Bryce Canyon sunrise photography
- Bryce Canyon National Park camping
Canyonlands Weather In March
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Canyonlands National Park in March:
It’s nice to be able to explore the park all day long without worrying about the daytime heat during the summer! But Canyonlands National Park in the spring is a popular season so expect crowds!
The Canyonlands National Park weather will be cold in the mornings and evenings, and the daytime temperatures will be just right for exploring the park. The average highs are near 64 degrees with the lows around 35. Keep in mind the weather can be unpredictable if a storm rolls through with rain. Snow could also be a possibility in March.
You’ll find a variety of things to do at Canyonlands in March:
- Canyonlands hikes
- Island in the Sky scenic drive
- Canyonlands National Park photography
- Island in the Sky campgrounds
- Needles Canyonlands camping
Capitol Reef Weather In March
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Capitol Reef in March:
The Capitol Reef National Park weather in March is still cold and you may experience snow or rain. You’ll find average temperatures in March with highs near 55 and lows near 31 degrees Fahrenheit.
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, you can explore the Cathedral Valley District or Waterpocket District of Capitol Reef. They are remote, rugged regions that requires vehicles with high ground clearance. In March you may need four-wheel drive depending on road and weather conditions.
Here’s are more Capitol Reef activities you can do in March:
Zion National Park Weather In March
Here’s what you can expect when visiting Zion National Park in March:
The Zion National Park shuttle buses are running in March – 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 March is wet so be prepared with rain gear in case a storm rolls through so you can still enjoy the outdoor activities at the park. There may be a random snow storm in March so always check the Zion weather forecast so you have the right clothing for the conditions.
The days and nights are still cool this time of year at Zion. In March the highs are usually in the mid 60s and the lows are near 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here’s a list of more Zion activities you can do in March:
- 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