The temperature at Bryce Canyon National Park can vary drastically throughout the year depending on the season and weather patterns. It’s located on a high elevation and temperatures can drop quickly should a cold front arrive.
It’s always a good habit to check for the weather forecast before leaving for Bryce Canyon National Park for your next trip.
Average temperature and precipitation by month
Seasons in Bryce Canyon National Park
Summer (21 June to 22 September)
On average, the temperature stays at around 75°F, or 24°C, during the day and around 45°F, or 7°C, at night at Bryce Canyon National Park.
Although the temperature can get to over 100°F, or 40°C, during the summer, these skyrocketing temperatures are not as typical in Bryce Canyon as they are in other National Parks in Utah.
The summer tends to be quite dry and lasts between the months of June through August, although sometimes August sees a distinct transition into Fall weather. It is slightly rainier in August on average so you might want to pack a rain jacket.
Read More : Summer Camping Checklist
Fall (23 September to 20 December)
The daytime temperatures quickly decrease, with an average of 69°F / 20°C during September, 57°F / 14°C in October, and 44°F / 7°C in November.
Fall lasts typically from the months of September through November. During this season, the transitory colors of the forests in the area are incredible.
As you can imagine, the nighttime temperatures exponentially decrease during these months as well. If you are camping, bring a camping blanket since the later Fall months get cold. It does not get any rainier in the Fall, but it might start to snow in November.
Read More : Best Campgrounds at Bryce Canyon National Park
Winter (21 December to 19 March)
The temperatures during the day average around 36° F / 2°C during these months. At night, it gets much colder, averaging at 11°F / -11.7°C. The snowfall during the winter is 32″.
Since Bryce Canyon National Park is located at a higher elevation than Utah’s other national parks, it stays colder and receives more snow. It is at an elevation between 8,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level.
Read More : Winter Camping Checklist
Spring (20 March to 20 June)
Spring is a beautiful season for those who love cool temperatures. The temperature climbs quickly during the Spring months. In March, the average is 44°F / 6.7°C. In April, they average at 52°F / 11°C, and in May 62°F / 16.7°C.
It takes a while for the snow to melt in the highest elevations. Some of the roads can be blocked throughout April during years with a long winter.
The nighttime temperatures climb quickly as well but are typically too cold without a winter sleeping bag.
Amanda Williams is a writer, plant-nerd, and outdoor enthusiast. She has traveled extensively, around the U.S., throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Everywhere she treks, she takes time to enjoy the outdoors. John Muir is her hero. She aspires to inspire people to live better as he did.