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Zion National Park

Off Season Weather

My family usually visits Zion in May but would like to take advantage of the "off-season" hotel bargains this year. My question is this. . if we come the last weekend in February or very beginning of March will the weather prohibit outdoor activity? Our kids are little so we don't do any major hiking, just a few of the easy/moderate trails each day.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

5 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Huddersfield

Trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local on the day variations.
This information should be used as a guide only.
Here is the average weather for Salt Lake City for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.

High 43f / 6c
Low 25f / -4c
Rain 1.30in / 32.0mm
Rain days 8
Hours of sun 6
Daylight hours 11
UV level 3 = Moderate

High 51f / 11c
Low 30f / -1c
Rain 1.80in / 46.0mm
Rain days 10
Hours of sun 8
Daylight hours 12
UV level 5 = Moderate

answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Thanks for the info! We will keep our fingers crossed for moderate weather and pack for the "just in case"

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Phoenix

I have hiked in Zion National Park in February and March and found the weather to be just fine. Cool during the days - 50's to 60's and cold at night 30s to 40's. I prefer it in the shoulder season - fall and spring - as there's usually not the crowds that you find in Zion May thru September. Zion Canyon, that time of year, does not usually have any snow or ice! Enjoy!

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Marina

The weather is impossible to predict more than a couple of weeks in advance. There are storms that would more or less ruin your plans for visiting Zion that occur in the winter, but they don't keep to any sort of schedule. Maybe plan to do Zion, but also have an alternative plan for the lower elevations. How about going to the Grand Canyon?

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Salt Lake City

Zion doesn't usually get too much snow, Usually :-). But it can. We were there a few years ago end of Jan and the trouble we had was the cold had frozen the snow and ice even on the easy trails. We couldn't take them. I would imagine late Feb your going to have better luck.
Be sure to see the visitors centers. In Springdale is an animal farm you should visit for sure.

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