Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer

Utah is home to five national parks that are perfect for exploring in the summer. From the red rocks of Arches National Park to the deep canyons of Zion National Park, Utah’s national parks have something for everyone.

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Arches in the Summer

An Arches National Park summer vacation will be hot! You’ll want to enjoy the Arches hiking trails in the early morning or late afternoon.

Bryce Canyon in the Summer

You will want to bring your camera and take some of the most mesmerizing photos of the Bryce Canyon views as well as hike the beautiful trails while visiting.

Canyonlands in the Summer

Here’s our tip for summer: enjoy the Canyonlands Island in the Sky scenic drive! You can enjoy the AC while you drive from overlook to overlook.

Capitol Reef in the Summer

You can find shade in the Fruita area of the park under the trees. Enjoy a picnic, get a treat at the Gifford House, listen to the nearby river, pick fruit in the orchards and enjoy the local wildlife that frequents the area.

Zion in the Summer

Zion National Park in the summer is hot and crowded. Definitely plan ahead for the Zion National Parks hikes you’ll do so you can be on the trails in the cooler morning and evening hours.