Table showing typical climate for Bryce Canyon
Typical climate data for Bryce Canyon

Due of its high elevation climate, weather at Bryce Canyon through autumn, winter, and spring can be highly variable. Check current conditions for any weather-related closures, and the current National Weather Service forecast for Bryce Canyon.

Snowstorms in October are not unusual, yet there are also many sunny and pleasant autumn days during the month. From October to May temperatures fall below freezing nearly every night. The park typically experiences its coldest and snowiest periods from December through February. Spring storms in March and April can still produce heavy snowfall that may impact travel in the region.

In summer the days tend to be pleasant, with daytime highs in June typically in the high 60s to low 70s (F), high 70s to low 80s in July and August, while September is similar to June. The rainy season occurs in July and August with frequent, usually brief, afternoon thunderstorms which produce heavy rain and frequent lightning. If visiting during these months remember that lightning kills and "when thunder roars go indoors!"

Storm above Sunrise Point. 20140523 Brian B. Roanhorse
Summer monsoons thunderstorms are common between July and September.

Brian B. Roanhorse/NPS

Last updated: October 25, 2018

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