Canyonlands National Park in May

Utah's Canyonlands National Park has miles of trails, canyons, rivers, and mesas to explore. Find tips to avoid the crowds, things to do, what to pack, where to stay and activities to do when visiting Canyonlands in May.


Canyonlands National Park in May is a busy time of year to visit so prepare for crowds. We recommend getting into Canyonlands early or later in the day to avoid lines into the park..

Canyonlands in May

May Weather in Canyonlands

In May you’ll find the Canyonlands National Park weather is “just right” with cooler mornings and evenings, and daytime temperatures not too hot yet. The average highs are near 82 degrees with the lows around 51.

Canyonlands Visitor Center

The Park Rangers can provide great information about things you are interested in seeing and doing. You can get great tips and ideas from them as well.

Canyonlands Scenic Drive in May

The Island in the Sky scenic drive is a nice activity to enjoy relaxing in your vehicle as you stop at the various overlooks or to hike out and enjoy the views.

Hiking at Canyonlands in May

You'll find hundreds of miles of easy, moderate and strenuous trails to choose from. Be prepared for rainy weather.

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