Best Summer Activities in Utah National Parks

From Zion National Park’s iconic red rock formations, to Arches National Park’s stunning sandstone arches, you’ll find a variety of summer activities in Utah National Parks.

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 Whether you’re looking for an adventurous hike or a relaxing float down a river, there are plenty of fun things to do while exploring the incredible natural wonders at Utah’s National Parks in the summer.

 Arches Timed Entry tickets are required during the summer months from 7am to 4pm.  You can still visit Arches even if you don’t have a ticket! Just plan to get into the park before 6 am or after 5pm.

Summer Activities at Arches

 Due to the higher elevation, Bryce Canyon National Park in the summer isn’t as hot as the other Utah National Parks! Enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and horseback riding!

Summer Activities at Bryce Canyon

 To make the most of all the Canyonlands summer activities, we recommend you spend a day at Island in the Sky and a day at Needles. Rafting the Colorado River is a great way to enjoy Canyonlands in the summer!

Summer Activities at Canyonlands

In the summer, Capitol Reef has unique things to do like picking fresh fruit in the orchards and enjoying homemade treats at the Gifford House.

Summer Activities at Capitol Reef

 Zion National Park is the most visited Utah National Park so be prepared for crowds! Hiking the Narrows or The Subway is a great summer activity!

Summer Activities at Zion

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