As autumn transitions into winter, the state’s iconic landscapes undergo a stunning transformation. The Utah weather in November will vary depending on the location you plan to visit.
If you’re looking for places to visit in Utah in late fall, it’s important to know the expected weather and temperatures you may encounter! In November the weather can be cold and snowy, or sunny and moderate.
We’ve lived in Utah over 20 years and have traveled all over the state during all four seasons. For us, November is one of our favorite times to visit the National Parks in the southern part of the state for moderate weather and fewer crowds!
We recommend you pack a fleece, winter jacket, winter gloves, and winter hat for cooler morning and evenings or when it rains or snows. Be sure to check the weather forecast ahead of time so you’re prepared for any changes, 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 November
Utah is divided into two regions: Northern Utah and Southern Utah. The temperatures and weather conditions can be drastically different due to elevation and location in the state.
Northern Utah: The three large cities are found in the Northern half of the state: Salt Lake City, Park City, and Provo. For snow skiing or snowboarding enthusiasts, resorts could be open around Thanksgiving depending on the snow totals.
Southern Utah: All 5 Utah National Parks are located in Central and Southern Utah. November is a terrific time to visit this part of the state to enjoy moderate temperatures and usually snow-free conditions.
Check to see where the Utah vacation spots 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. You’ll be passing through rural areas with small towns, limited services, and spotty cell service.
Is November a Good Time to Visit Utah?
The month of November is a terrific time to visit Utah, especially if you plan to visit the Southern part of the state. You can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, off-roading, scenic drives, and stargazing at the National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments in Southern Utah in November.
In the Northern Utah valleys, temperatures are moderate and there’s usually not much snow on the ground. The Northern mountains will be cold and ski resorts are getting ready to open for the season!
Utah Weather in November
Here’s a summary of the Utah weather in the fall during the month of November:
Average November temperatures in Northern Utah:
- Salt Lake City: highs 51 / lows 33 degrees F
- Provo: highs 53 / lows 32
- Ogden: highs 50 / lows 29
- Park City: highs 42 / lows 23
- Alta: highs 37 / lows 21
- Vernal: highs 48 / lows 24
Average November temperatures in Southern Utah:
- St. George: highs 64 / lows 35 degrees F
- Moab: highs 57 / lows 30
- Escalante: highs 54 / lows 26
- Cedar City: highs 52 / lows 29
- Brian Head: highs 38 / lows 17
Utah National Parks November Weather
Visiting Utah National Parks in November is a great month to plan a vacation because of the moderate temperatures and fewer crowds!
All of the Utah National Parks are open every single day in November. Many parks begin to transition to the off-season so be sure to check the latest closing dates for services and camping.
Here’s the weather you can expect at each of the 5 parks in the month of November.
Arches National Park November Weather
The November weather at Arches begins to really cool off with highs around 55 degrees and lows around 30 degrees.
You’ll enjoy all the Arches National Park hiking trails during the amazing weather in the fall! November is also an awesome time of year to enjoy the night sky at Arches!
Bryce Canyon National Park November Weather
The November weather at Bryce Canyon gets cold with the highs around 44 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows around 18 degrees at night.
Bryce Canyon sunrise photography is spectacular! It’s worth getting up early to see the glow on the hoodoos at sunrise.
Canyonlands National Park November Weather
The November weather at Canyonlands means average highs around 56 degrees with the lows around 30. If a rain storm rolls in the weather can be unpredictable.
The two popular districts of this park differ quite a bit so know what to expect at Canyonlands Island in the Sky vs Needles!
Capitol Reef National Park November Weather
The November weather at Capitol Reef range from highs near 50 degrees and lows in the upper 20s. The November weather at Capitol Reef is perfect during the day for outdoor activities – it’s not too hot or too cold. Be prepared for rain or snow in November.
Be sure to explore some of the Capitol Reef hikes like Hickman Bridge and Grand Wash.
Zion National Park November Weather
The November weather at Zion means highs around 64 degrees and the lows around 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the forecast for rain before you go. If you’re there when it rains, you’ll enjoy pop-up waterfalls!!
You’ll also need to know how to use the Zion National Park shuttle since it’s the only way to access Zion Canyon in November. You can still explore the other three Zion National Park scenic drives without the shuttle!
What to Wear in Utah in November
Late fall is usually moderate and dry in Southern Utah and at all 5 of the National Parks. Late fall in Northern Utah can range from sunny and warm days to cold and stormy days. The higher elevation mountains usually have snow in November, and some ski resorts could open around Thanksgiving!
We recommend layers and winter accessories for visiting in November:
- Fleece jacket
- Winter hat
- Winter gloves
- Insulated jacket
- Darn Tough hiking socks
- Waterproof hiking shoes
Places to Stay in Utah in November
- Coolest Hotels in Utah
- Arches National Park Lodging
- Bryce Canyon National Park Lodging
- Canyonlands National Park Lodging
- Capitol Reef National Park Lodging
- Zion National Park Lodging
Utah Bucket List
To help make your trip planning easier, we’ve compiled this comprehensive list of must-do activities that belong on every Utah Bucket List: things to see, do and taste all around the state! Grab the free download by clicking the graphic below!