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The average temperature in Capitol Reef National Park in March for a typical day ranges from a high of 55°F (13°C) and a low of 30°F (-1°C). Some would describe it as cold with a gentle breeze.
For comparison, the hottest month in Capitol Reef National Park, July, has days with highs of 89°F (32°C) and lows of 62°F (16°C). The coldest month, January has days with highs of 41°F (5°C) and lows of 22°F (-6°C). This graph shows how an average day looks like in Capitol Reef National Park in March based on historical data.
Capitol Reef National Park has an arid climate with precipitation averaging 7.91 inches (20.1 cm) annually at the park visitor center weather station. Much of the precipitation falls during the summer monsoon season, usually from July to September.
During monsoon season, summer downpours can create dangerous flash floods, as well as beautiful ephemeral waterfalls.
Always check the weather forecast before hiking in canyons during monsoon season. Flash flood watches and warnings for Capitol Reef and surrounding national parks are provided by the National Weather Service. Flash floods can be unpredictable and your safety is your responsibility.
The park was established in 1971.
This map shows the current & 7-day weather forecast, weather alerts, and weather radar for Capitol Reef National Park.