Utah National Parks Weather in November

Utah is a beautiful state, home to an array of stunning national parks. The Utah National Parks weather in November becomes much cooler and is typically moderate. It can also be unpredictable with rain or snow!

As you plan you vacation, it’s important to note the expected Utah National Parks weather, services available, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay in November.

Utah National Parks November Weather

With its diverse landscapes and variety of outdoor activities, there’s no better way to experience all that Utah has to offer than by taking some time out and exploring its incredible National Parks.

Visiting Utah National Parks in November is a terrific time of year to enjoy the outdoors before winter hits and the weather gets too cold or snowy!

We live close enough to Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks that we can visit them often. The information and tips we share about the November weather at Utah National Parks is based on our experiences over the years visiting during all four seasons and every month of the year.

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

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Packing List for November at Utah National Parks

It’s important to stay hydrated since all five Utah National Parks are in a dry, desert environment. The mornings and evenings will be cold so be sure you have layers!

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

fall hiking gear

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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!

Visiting Utah National Parks in November

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 in November.

Visiting Utah National Parks in November is one of the best months because of the cool to moderate temperatures and fewer crowds! The parks are open 24/7 all year long, but the Visitor Centers will close early on Thanksgiving Day.

Veterans Day in November is a National Park Free Entrance Day! The National Parks in Utah are usually busy at this time so it’s best to plan to enter the parks early in the day to avoid lines.

Also, check to see if any of the parks require a ticket to enter the park or participate in any activity. In November you’ll need to get an Angel’s Landing hiking permit.

We recommend the Utah National Parks GuideAlong App to hear fun behind-the scenes stories and local tips that play automatically as you drive, based on your GPS location as you drive through each park!

Utah National Parks Weather in November

November is one of the best months to visit Utah National Parks, and our favorite time of year to visit!

Here’s the weather you can expect at each of the 5 parks during the month.

Double Arch at Arches National Park
Double Arch

Arches National Park Weather in November

The Arches National Park weather in November pretty nice during the day with highs around 55 and cold at night with lows around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain storms are possible any time during the month.

Arches National Park in November is a great time to explore the park because the daytime temperatures are just right to enjoy all the outdoor activities: hiking, biking, climbing, photography and more!

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

Thor’s Hammer

Bryce Canyon Weather In November

Due to the high elevation, Bryce Canyon National Park weather and temperatures in November will feel like winter with highs 44 and lows 18 degrees Fahrenheit.

It usually doesn’t snow at Bryce Canyon in November, but it may rain so be prepared with waterproof hiking gear and winter gear! You can see current weather conditions at Bryce Canyon on the NPS website and check weather forecasts in advance for storms.

There are so many things to do at Bryce Canyon in November:

Confluence Overlook at Needles Canyonlands
Confluence Overlook at Needles Canyonlands

Canyonlands Weather In November

The Canyonlands National Park weather in November begins to really cool down with highs 56 and lows 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain storms are possible any time during the month.

Canyonlands National Park in November is still a popular time of year so be prepared for crowds, especially around Veteran’s Day and the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

Capitol Reef in November
Capitol Reef landscape along Highway 24

Capitol Reef Weather In November

The Capitol Reef National Park weather in November have definitely cooled off with high near 50 and lows in the upper 20s degrees F. You’ll want layers for the cold mornings and evenings. Be prepared for rain or snow in November.

Many of the services have changed hours or have closed for the season at Capitol Reef National Park in November – the Gifford House and orchards are closed in November.

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

Sunset at Zion in November

Zion National Park Weather In November

The Zion National Park weather in November is ideal for outdoor activities with highs 64 and lows 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the forecast for rain or snow before you go. If you’re there when it rains, you’ll enjoy pop-up waterfalls!!

At Zion National Park in November the daytime temperatures are perfect for enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, biking, canyoneering and landscape photography.

During the entire month of November the Zion National Park shuttle buses are running which means Zion Canyon scenic drive is closed to private vehicles during the shuttle season. 

Here’s a list of activities you can do in November at Zion:

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