Capitol Reef National Park has an arid climate with precipitation averaging just 7.2 inches annually at the park Visitor Center weather station.
Spring and Fall are the best seasons to travel the park. Summer is, however, the main season but temperatures can get quite hot and any physical activity is more strenuous.
|Month||Highs in F and (C)||Lows in F and (C)|
|JANUARY||41 (5)||18 (-8)|
|FEBRUARY||48 (9)||24 (-4.5)|
|MARCH||56 (13.5)||30 (-1)|
|APRIL||66 (19)||38 (3.5)|
|MAY||76 (24.5)||47 (8.5)|
|JUNE||87 (30.5)||55 (18)|
|JULY||92 (33.5)||62 (16.5)|
|AUGUST||89 (32)||61 (16)|
|SEPTEMBER||81 (27)||53 (12)|
|OCTOBER||68 (20)||42 (5.5)|
|NOVEMBER||53 (12)||30 (-1)|
|DECEMBER||42 (5.5)||21 (-6)|
Except for July and August, daily high temperatures usually range about 10° F on either side of the average monthly high temperature shown. July and August highs range about 5° F on either side of the average monthly high shown.
Low temperatures usually range about 10° F on either side of the average low temperatures shown for the months January through April and November through December. Low temperatures for May through October will range about 5° F on either side of the average monthly low shown.
You will find low humidity all year long.
During summer a hat is highly recommended and if possible dress in layers and wear Active Wear clothing.
During the summer months it is recommended to carry 4 Liters per Person per Day. You'll get water in the Fruita area but otherwise it is difficult to get.