Is November a good time to visit Zion’s National Park? The short answer is Absolutely!
My husband and I decided to take a spur of the moment family trip down to Zion National Park, which is about a 6.5 hour drive for us. Luckily we have family who live in the area, who were willing to let us crash a couple of nights with them.
Living in northern Utah for most of my life, I had never seen what kind of weather southern Utah had to offer us. I was super happy with our decision to visit the park in the first week of November.
We got into the park pretty early about 9am. It was busy, but not overly crowded, like in the summer time. Temperatures were in the high 60’s to low 70’s depending on if you were in the shade or in the sun shine. This made hiking super comfortable. We wore layer’s just in case we needed them, which worked out well. There were rain clouds in the area, but we only got a few sprinkles here and there.
Everything was perfect for us. We found great parking, we never had to wait long for a bus, there no pesky bugs, the temperatures were comfortable, we didn’t have to wait to order lunch at the lodge, and we got to see the leaves changing colors. I would have to say it was the best visit to the park I have ever had. So much so that I will make it a point to travel there in November again.