Utah Weather in June

If you’re planning a trip to Utah In June, the weather and temperatures will vary depending on the month and location. Utah weather in June begins to warm up significantly across the state. It’s also a relatively dry month, but occasional spring showers do occur.

Check the expected weather and temperatures you may encounter in June for the location and dates you’ll be visiting. That way you can prepare to pack the right clothing and gear for the places you want to go and things you want to do!

Utah weather in June

We’ve lived in Utah over 20 years and have traveled all over the state during all four seasons. Visiting Utah National Parks in June you can expect the daytime temperatures to be perfect in the mornings and evenings for outdoor activities. We recommend avoiding the hottest part of the day when temperatures are in the 90s degrees F.

A June trip to Utah usually means blue skies and sun. You’ll want wicking clothing, sun protection, and a fleece jacket for the colder mornings and evenings. Be sure to check the weather forecast ahead of time so you’re prepared for any rain, especially if you’ll be doing outdoor activities.

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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!

Tips For Visiting Utah in June

Utah’s two regions are split into two: Northern and Southern Utah. The temperatures and weather conditions in June will be different due to elevation and location in the state.

Northern Utah: This is where you’ll find the three large cities in the state: Salt Lake City, Park City, and Provo.

Southern Utah: All 5 Utah National Parks are located in Central and Southern Utah.

Check to see where the places you want to visit are located around the state because a drive from Salt Lake City to any of the National Parks in the south can take 4 to 5 hours.

Is June a Good Time to Visit Utah?

The month of June is one of the best times to visit Utah to enjoy outdoor activities around the state like hiking, biking, river rafting, off-roading, scenic drives, and stargazing at the National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments.

Be sure to note the National Parks List of Reservations Required for entry or specific activities in June. At Arches you’ll need a timed entry ticket and at Zion you’ll need a hiking permit for the chains section of Angel’s Landing.

Utah Weather in June

Here’s a summary of the Utah summer weather and temperatures during the month of June:

Northern Utah Average temperatures in June:

  • Salt Lake City: highs 84 / lows 59 degrees F
  • Provo: highs 87 / lows 55
  • Ogden: highs 86 / lows 55
  • Park City: highs 72 / lows 46
  • Dinosaur National Monument: highs 88 / lows 52

Southern Utah Average temperatures in June:

  • St. George: highs 96 / lows 65 degrees F
  • Moab: highs 94 / lows 59
  • Escalante: highs 87 / lows 50
  • Cedar City: highs 82 / lows 54
  • Natural Bridges National Monument: highs 83 / lows 54

Utah National Parks June Weather

June is a busy season at Utah National Parks. Here’s the Utah National Parks weather in June you can expect at all five parks! It will be pleasant in the morning and evening, and hot during the day. It’s best to avoid the hottest part of the day and limit outdoor activities to morning and late afternoon.

Be sure 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.

milky way over fins at Arches National Park
Milky way over fins at Arches National Park

Arches National Park June Weather

Expect highs in the 90s and lows around 60 degrees Fahrenheit at Arches National Park in June. Since you won’t find many shady spots at Arches, we recommend you plan outdoor activities in the cooler mornings and evenings.

Plan to hit the Arches National Park photo spots at sunrise or sunset to capture the golden light reflecting on the red rocks! Be sure to take time for stargazing at Arches! You’ll be amazed at the number of stars in the sky at this dark sky park!

You’ll find amazing day hikes in Arches National Park for all levels of hiker: easy, moderate, and strenuous. Since you won’t find much shade at Arches, hit the trails early in the day or in the afternoon.

Bryce Canyon horseback riding
Bryce Canyon horseback riding

Bryce Canyon National Park June Weather

Due to the high elevation, Bryce Canyon National Park in June is cooler than the other Utah National Parks. Expect highs near 74 and lows near 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The mornings and evening will be cool so you’ll want a fleece jacket. Layers are best for all-day activities.

Exploring the Bryce Canyon National Park summer hikes is definitely a unique experience where you walk right along hoodoos, windows, arches, bridges, tunnels, waterfalls and more! During the summer monsoons, check with the Rangers for the latest trail updates as some may close if they become unsafe due to weather and conditions.

Whether you’re looking for a half-day or full-day excursion, there are plenty of Bryce Canyon National Park tours available to fit your needs: guided hikes, horseback riding, photography, and ATV experiences! Horseback Riding Tours are the most popular tourist attractions in Bryce Canyon!

Biking in Utah
Biking at Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park June Weather

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in June is a popular time for people to visit so expect crowds! To avoid the crowds, heat and intense sun, you should plan your outdoor activities in the morning and late afternoons. Expect highs in the 90s and lows in the 60s degrees F.

The Colorado and Green Rivers offer miles and miles of flatwater for canoes, sea kayaks and shallow-water boats. One of the best Canyonlands National Park tours in the summer can be found enjoying the rivers in the park!

Another favorite Canyonlands National Park summer activity is biking. You can ride on any public roadway at The Needles and Island in the Sky. You must ride single file. There are no road shoulders or bike lanes. You’ll also find hundreds of miles of roads for mountain biking for day trips and overnight trips!

Grand Wash hiking trail at Capitol Reef
Grand Wash hiking trail

Capitol Reef National Park June Weather

Capitol Reef in June has the most ideal weather with highs near 85 and lows near 56 degrees Fahrenheit! Enjoy outdoor activities like horseback riding, exploring petroglyphs, hiking or scenic drives!

The Fruita area is the main part of Capitol Reef. It includes the Gifford Homestead, blacksmith shop, barn and orchards. In June a fun Capitol Reef summer activity is picking cherries and apricots in the park orchards! Also, be sure to visit the Gifford House to grab some yummy locally baked fruit pies and homemade ice cream!

There are easy, moderate and strenuous day hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. Remember the summer monsoons can dump heavy amounts or rain over a short period of time which can result in flash floods. Get up-to-date Capitol Reef weather information and watch for changing weather conditions. DO NOT enter a narrow gorge or slot canyon if storms are threatening!

Zion National Park Highway 9 slot canyons
Zion National Park Highway 9 slot canyon

Zion National Park June Weather

Zion National Park weather is starting to really heat ups with highs around 95 and lows around 63 degrees F. It’s important to stay hydrated, use sun protection, and best to avoid outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day.

In the summer, Zion Canyon is only accessible by using the Zion National Park Shuttle. If you’re not staying in Springdale, be sure to arrive early to find parking!

The other three Zion National Park scenic drives are open to explore in your vehicle to see and photograph the landscape in the park. Enjoying the car’s air conditioning is a great way to escape the heat of the day.

We recommend these Zion hikes without the shuttle to avoid the crowds. One fun tip we have to share is to find the “slot canyon” hikes along Highway 9. They are a great way to escape the summer heat. We find a pullout to park, then start making our way down the riverbed and follow it along!

Utah Wasatch Mountains
Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City

What to Wear in Utah in June

The June temperatures in Utah will feel like summer. However, keep in mind that the state’s high altitude and diverse geography can sometimes bring unexpected weather changes. It’s not uncommon to experience a sunny morning, followed by an afternoon rain shower.

It’s important to stay hydrated and if you’re not used to a dry environment you’ll find in Utah, definitely keep lip balm and lotion with you!!

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