Weather and Seasons at the Grand Canyon in Arizona

With an elevation spanning from around 2000 feet to over 8000 feet, the Grand Canyon experiences a variety of weather conditions.

Weather at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

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Weather at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

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Weather at Grand Canyon West

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Enjoy Winter in the Grand Canyon

The South Rim is open year round, but the North Rim has limited access from mid-October until mid-May. Learn about winter activities here. Read More...

Extreme Heat in the Grand Canyon

Extreme Heat in the Grand Canyon

Plan on going for a hike in the Grand Canyon? Then make sure to be careful. Extreme heat, lack of shade and limited water sources can be a life-threatening nightmare. Read More...

Temperature Inversion Fog. NP Photo by Erin Whittaker

Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds – Temperature Inversion

The canyon sometimes gets fog called “temperature inversion” when warm air sits on top of cold air. A partial inversion occurs a couple times each year, usually in winter. Total inversions are rare. Read More...

The Grand Canyon in Winter

Grand Canyon Weather – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

With an elevation spanning from around 2000 feet to over 8000 feet (760-2440m), the Grand Canyon area experiences a variety of weather conditions. Read More...

Alpine meadows on the drive to the Grand Canyon North Rim entrance, Arizona. Photo by Whit Richardson

Grand Canyon Weather and Road Condition Hotlines

Be prepared by using these resources for weather and road conditions. Read More...

Winter in the Grand Canyon

North Rim’s Winter Caretaker

In a place where heights reach 8,800 feet in elevation, the North Rim can accumulate vast amounts of snow. Read More...

View from Yaki Point

Seasonal Access to Yaki Point Road and Kaibab Trail Parking Lot

Whether you drive yourself or take the free shuttle, there’s always a way to access the park. Read More...

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South Rim Heat Index & Climate Overview

Grand Canyon South Rim, at about 7,000 feet elevation, is generally pleasant in the summer, with the average high temperature 84F and the average low 50F in July (the warmest month). Read More...

Rainbow at the end of a storm in the Grand Canyon

What to Wear for Grand Canyon’s Weather Above & Below-the-Rim

Weather can sidetrack your plans if you’re not prepared, so guarantee your time in the park is spent relishing the moment by packing the right gear. Read More...

Snow in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo: NPS Michael Quinn

Winter Photos in the Grand Canyon

Even with all of the winter sunshine, significant snowfall can be expected during the winter, and occasionally snow will make it even to the river. The result is a beautiful blanket over red rock. Read More...