November Photography Trip, Where Should You Go?

Our National Parks

Fall is winding down in many parts of the country. Maybe things are looking a bit drab where you live and you are longing for something more interesting. What are the best nature photography destinations in November?

It is still fall in large parts of the country. Head for places with beautiful color that are still looking great. Google is your friend. And you can try some of the links in this article.

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon at Sunrise, Utah

Some of our national parks look great in November. And if you get a bit of snow, that won’t hurt your photos at all.

Grand Canyon at Dawn, Arizona.

Here’s a list of the national parks (and one state park) that are highly recommended for a photography trip in November:

Arches, Utah
Big Bend, Texas
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Capitol Reef, Utah
Dead Horse Point, Utah
Everglades, Florida
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Hawaii Volcanoes, Hawaii
Joshua Tree, California
Saguaro, Arizona
White Sands, New Mexico
Zion, Utah

Double Arch at Night, Arches National Park, Utah.

Many of these parks are in the desert southwest. Temperatures in the high desert in November can range from pleasant to bitter cold. Keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for cold temperatures.

White Sands

White Sands, New Mexico

The first two links below are to articles about the best seasons and the best months to photograph each of our best national parks.

If you are free to travel the world in November, check out this list.


When is the Best Time of Year to Photograph Each of Our National Parks?

The Best Months to Photograph the Best National Parks

Yosemite: How to Photograph “Gates of the Valley”

Arches: How to Photograph Double Arch at Night

Photography in Big Bend National Park

Photography at Bryce Canyon National Park

Fall Color Reports and Tours

More Links

Where to Go in November: The Best Places to Travel – Wendy Perrin

Where to Go on Holiday in November: 20 Top Destinations – Conde Nast Traveler