Bryce Canyon Weather
Bryce Canyon Weather
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPS
- January15F – 37FAverage Temps
- February17F – 39FAverage Temps
- March23F – 45FAverage Temps
- April29F – 54FAverage Temps
- May37F – 64FAverage Temps
- June45F – 75FAverage Temps
BRYCE CANYON AREA WEATHER
If you have never been to Bryce Canyon National Park, it is always a great idea to research out, and look into the seasonal weather conditions. Averages temperatures you will be experiencing while vacationing in Bryce Canyon National Park can vary drastically throughout the year. Bryce Canyon is in in the heart of South Central Utah, which has some extreme variance in weather depending on the current times of year and weather patterns. Bryce Canyon is much higher in elevation so temperatures can swing fast when cold fronts come in.
Visitors can enjoy Bryce Canyon’s mild weather during any season.
Summer days in Bryce are pleasant and nights are cool at 8,000-9,000 feet. July is the warmest month, with an average daytime high temperature of 83 degrees and a nighttime low of 47 degrees.
Much of the area’s precipitation comes as afternoon thundershowers during mid to late summer. Spring and fall weather is highly variable.
Cold winter days are offset by high altitude sun and dry climate. Winter nights are subfreezing. During some winters, Alaskan cold fronts descend on the Colorado Plateau region bringing temperatures as low as 30 degrees below zero.
Although March is the snowiest month, the area can have snowstorms from October through April. Annual snowfall averages 95 inches, giving you the change for the greatest for cross-country skiing and sledding in Utah’s world famous snow!
The high altitude sun can burn in any season– hats and sunscreen are recommended all year! Layered clothing is good preparation for the plateau’s temperature extremes and frequent strong winds. Boots with good tread and ankle support are strongly recommended when you want to adventure on Bryce Canyon’s Hiking Trails.
Summer Weather in Bryce
In the summer months (June- September), it can be moderately hot with low humidity making it feel hotter than you actually think it is. Bryce is much higher in elevation and is considered the high dessert mountains so the UV rays are much more intense, so sunscreen is a great idea for outdoor recreating. These are some things to think about when planning your trip to this park. The highest recorded temperature in Bryce was 98 degrees F. in 2002. July is always the hottest month of the year in the park, but it still cools down a lot in the evenings through mid morning. Summer is the time of year when Bryce Canyon generally receives the maximum average number of visitors.
Winter Weather in Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon during winter months (November- February), the park is slower but it is still open and draws many visitors for winter activities. The lowest recorded temperature in the park was -26 Degrees F. in 1963. Winter months typically have snow on the ground and are extremely chilly. December is the coldest month out of the year in Bryce Canyon.
Spring and Fall Weather in Bryce Canyon
Spring and Fall in Bryce Canyon are on the cooler to mildly warm side, but make no mistake a good jacket or coat is a great idea. In the spring you will see run off and snow melt from the higher elevation mountains that surround Bryce Canyon. In fall it is not surprising to see occasional snow storms in the earlier months of the year due to its high elevation.