Is It Too Cold to Camp in Zion National Park in November?

November is the last month of autumn and with the new season comes cooler temperatures, especially in Zion National Park. With an elevation of over 4,000 feet, Zion can be quite cold during this time of year.

The average high temperature for November is only 55 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low temperature is only 33 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that nights can get quite cold and frost may even form at times. The park also receives a good amount of precipitation in November, with an average of 2.5 inches per month.

Even though the weather may be too cold for some campers in November, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy camping in the park. Many visitors bring warmer clothing and sleeping bags to help keep them warm when temperatures drop at night. Additionally, visitors can opt for camping in one of Zion’s many established campsites, which are equipped with amenities like fire pits and picnic tables.

Campers should also take into account other factors that may affect their experience while camping in Zion National Park during November. For instance, many trails become muddy or icy due to snow and rain, making them difficult to traverse. There are also fewer daylight hours during this time of year which means more time spent in the dark and less time spent exploring the beauty that Zion has to offer.


For those brave enough to camp in Zion National Park during November, they will be rewarded with cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and a unique chance to experience a different side of nature compared to summer months. However, campers must take into account factors such as colder temperatures at night and shorter days when planning their trip.

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Alex Wright