Camping in Moab, and visiting the beautiful Arches National Park, we had gorgeous weather. We slept well, and it got really hot during the day. We welcomed this beautiful weather, since it had rained and hailed on us in Grand Canyon and rained on us in Mesa Verde as well. We left Moab and looked forward to driving through small towns and isolated areas to get to Bryce Canyon. I was in shorts and a tank top as we hit the road that afternoon.
After grabbing a bite to eat, we entered an area of free-range cattle as we climbed higher in elevation. As we drove, I started noticing small, white patches on the ground. And then it hit me- there was already snow up here! It was mid-September, and as I pulled over for some photos, I recalled how quickly weather can change in Utah. In Moab, it was sunny and above 80 degrees during the day; now we were heading to camping in below freezing temperatures.
We stopped in a small town, where we saw the dinosaur statues and headed for rocky weather.
As we neared Bryce Canyon, it started to look sunny again and we were hopeful…
But as we set up camp in the cold in Bryce Canyon, we prepared ourselves for what was to be a long and miserable night of camping! Have you camped in cold weather? I welcome any tips for how you make it more comfortable.