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Capitol Reef National Park


Utah

Climate and Temperatures

Best time to travel / Season

Year round

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.

Avg. Temp.
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)

Climate and Temperatures

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.

Recommended Clothing

During summer a hat is highly recommended and if possible dress in layers and wear Active Wear clothing.

Water

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.

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