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Natural Bridge, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States. Author US NPS. No Copyright
Natural Bridge, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States. Author US NPS

Bryce Canyon climate: when to go to Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon is located in a desert area of southwest Utah, on a high plateau at an average altitude of 2,500 meters, due to the altitude, the plateau where is the Bryce Canyon receives much more rain than the underlying plains and remains cooler during the hot summers.

The relatively lush ecosystems that result are as fertile islands towering over a vast, arid landscape. The climate of Bryce Canyon is the unique combination of mountain and desert environments.

This means that not only the Bryce Canyon has almost every kind of weather, but that the weather can change very quickly, it can go from snow to sun within minutes.

Due to the high altitude, average temperatures in January are very low, ranging between 2° C to -9° C, while in July, which is the hottest month of the year the average maximum temperatures reach 27 ° C and average temperatures minimum stop to 11 ° C. From October to May the average minimum temperatures remain below freezing, while the average maximum temperatures average above freezing throughout the year.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States. Author US NPS. No Copyright.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States. Author US NPS

The average annual rainfall is not very high, it reachs 423 mm. With regard to the months, the average is 50,5 mm in the month of August, the wettest, and 14,7 mm in the month of June, the driest. Rainy days are 75 in a year, while 152 are the days of clear sky. Snow is a very common occurrence, usually snows between October and May and during these months Bryce Canyon has heavy snowfall. Snow days are 32 a year.

WHEN TO GO TO THE BRYCE CANYON

The best time to visit the Bryce Canyon are the months between June and September.

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BRYCE CANYON CLIMATE TABLES

BRYCE CANYON (2412 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January -9,2 2,7 46,5  5,9 (5,5)
February -8,5 3,6 34,3  6,7 (6,2)
March -5,2 7,3 38,4  6,9 (5,8)
April -1,8 11,9 20,8  5,6 (3,3)
May 2,7 17,8 21,1  5,4 (0,9)
June 7,1 23,6 14,7  4,1 (0,1)
July 11,4 26,8 39,6  7,7
August 10,2 25,2 50,5  9,9
September 5,4 21,0 43,7  7,0 (0,1)
October 0,0 14,6 50,0  6,1 (1,2)
November -5,2 7,1 33,0  4,7 (3,5)
December -9,2 2,4 31,0  5,6 (5,4)
YEAR 13,3 13,7 423,6  75,5 (32,0)

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