Seasonal Weather in Zion National Park

Zion is known for a wide range of weather conditions. Temperatures vary with changes in elevation and day/night temperatures may differ by over 30°F.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Zion is known for a wide range of weather conditions. Temperatures vary with changes in elevation and day/night temperatures may differ by over 30°F.

Spring Weather in Zion

Rain clouds over Zion Canyon

Rain clouds over Zion Canyon

Zion's weather is very unpredictable. Stormy, wet days are common, but warm, sunny weather may occur too. Precipitation peaks in March. Spring wildflowers bloom from April through June, peaking in May.

Summer Weather in Zion

Zion Canyon

Zion Canyon

Days are hot (95-110°F), but overnight lows are usually comfortable (65-70°F). Afternoon thunderstorms are common from mid-July through mid-September. Storms may produce waterfalls as well as flash floods.

Fall Weather in Zion

Zion Watchman in Autumn

Zion Watchman in Autumn

Days are usually clear and mild; nights are often cool. Autumn color displays begin in September in the high country. Colors in Zion Canyon usually peak in late October.

Winter Weather in Zion

Zion National Park in Winter

Zion National Park in Winter

Winter in Zion Canyon is fairly mild. Winter storms bring rain or light snow to Zion Canyon, but heavier snow to the higher elevations. Clear days may become quite warm, reaching 60°F; nights are often in the 20s and 30s. Winter storms can last for several days and cause roads to be icy. Zion roads are plowed, except the Kolob Terrace Road, which is closed during the winter. Be prepared for winter driving conditions from November through March.

Related

Location of Utah national parks

Where are Utah's National Parks?

Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches national parks are in the southern part of Utah and close to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.