Utah National Parks Weather in October

Utah is home to five national parks with unique red rock formations and towering canyons. The Utah National Parks weather in October will be ideal with moderate temperatures!

You’ll want to know the expected Utah National Parks weather, temperatures, services available, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay for your October vacation.

Utah National Parks October Weather

From Arches National Park to Zion National Park, Utah’s five national parks are a must-see for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re interested in hiking through slot canyons or taking pictures of breathtaking views, you’ll find something for everyone visiting Utah National Parks in October!

We live only hours away from all Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks and have visited during all four seasons and every month of the year. The information and tips we share about the October weather at Utah National Parks is based on our experiences over the years!

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

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Packing List for October at Utah National Parks

Even in October, it’s important to stay hydrated and use sun protection since all five Utah National Parks are in a dry, desert environment. The mornings and evenings will be cool so be sure you have layers!

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

fall hiking gear

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 October

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 October.

Visiting Utah National Parks in October is one of the best months because of the moderate temperatures and fewer crowds!

Check to see if any of the parks require a ticket to enter the park or participate in any activity. In October you’ll need:

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 October

October 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.

Broken Arch at Arches National Park
Broken Arch

Arches National Park Weather in October

The Arches National Park weather in October is amazing with highs 71 and lows 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Arches National Park in October is a great time to explore the park because it will be cooler in the mornings and evenings, and the daytime temperatures aren’t too hot compared to the summer.

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

Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon
Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon Weather In October

Due to the high elevation, Bryce Canyon National Park weather and temperatures will be cold in October with highs 57 and lows 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

The busy season begins to wind down at Bryce Canyon in October so you can enjoy a more relaxing time at this amazing national park.

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

Canyonlands National Park
Green River Overlook

Canyonlands Weather In October

The Canyonlands National Park weather in October is ideal for outdoor activities with highs 70 and lows 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Canyonlands National Park in October is still a popular time of year so be prepared for crowds. Mornings and late afternoons are the best times of day to visit!

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

Capitol Reef in the fall

Capitol Reef Weather In October

The Capitol Reef National Park weather in October is pretty much perfect with highs 65 and lows 40 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll want layers for the cooler mornings.

One of the favorite activities at Capitol Reef National Park in October is picking fruit from the orchard. October is apple season, yummy!

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

Fall foliage at Zion

Zion National Park Weather In October

The Zion National Park weather in October is ideal for outdoor activities with highs 79 and lows 48 degrees Fahrenheit.

At Zion National Park in October you should be able to see fall colors all over the park: Zion Canyon, Highway 9, Kolob Terrace and Kolob Canyon.

In October 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 October at Zion:

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