Park Weather

With an elevation spanning from around 2000 feet to over 8000 feet, the Grand Canyon experiences a variety of weather conditions. This weather variety includes cold winters and mild pleasant summers, moderate humidity, with hot and drier summers at the bottom of the Grand Canyon along with cool damp winters. Summer thunderstorms and winter snowfall adds to the weather variety in this region.


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...

Extreme Heat in the Grand Canyon

Extreme Heat in the Grand Canyon

Plan on going for a hike while visiting Grand Canyon National Park? Then make sure to be careful. Extreme heat, lack of shade and limited water sources can turn into the perfect storm making a quick day hike into a life-threatening nightmare. Read More...

Road in Grand Canyon National Park

Weather and Road Condition Hotlines

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

Temperature Inversion Fog. NP Photo by Erin Whittaker

Grand Canyon Weather Trends

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...

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It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM MST on April 22, 2014
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Top Ten Things to do in Grand Canyon

1. Go Hiking or Backpacking

Grand Canyon National Park, and the greater Grand Canyon region, is a hiker’s dream. Most of Grand Canyon National Park is undeveloped backcountry. There are literally hundreds of miles to hike and backpack and explore. Despite the Grand Canyon’s popularity and numbers of visitors each year, visitors only need to hike a small distance to enjoy some solitude. Read More...

2. Ride a Mule into the Grand Canyon

Explore the depths of the Grand Canyon National Park on popular trails like the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trail on a mule. A Grand Canyon mule ride is an adventure and easy on your legs. Read More...

3. Ride the Grand Canyon Railway

Adventure, sightseeing and history! If it’s adventure, sightseeing and history all rolled into one that you want on your Grand Canyon vacation, then Grand Canyon Railway is your answer. This is an unforgettable experience and will add much to your vacation to the Grand Canyon. Read More...

4. Take a Scenic Drive

We think that a Grand Canyon vacation is America’s greatest road trip. It’s one big scenic drive. In fact, there are so many scenic drive opportunities it’s hard to limit our favorites. Read More...

5. Spend a Night or More Camping

Camp under the stars in a tent, or at an RV Park. Read More...

6. Go on a Rafting Trip

One of the most exciting ways to experience the Grand Canyon is to float through it by way of raft on the Colorado River. Read More...

7. Take a Scenic Flight

Take a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon for a unique and spectacular vantage of this vast, deep natural wonder. Read More...

8. Go Mountain Biking or Cycling

Log extra miles of breathtaking views.

9. Stand on the Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped walkway that extends almost 70 feet out into the Grand Canyon. Visitors on the Skywalk, which has a clear, 4-inch-thick glass bottom, peer over the railing, or down through their stance to see the Canyon and all of its 4,000 feet of vertical abyss. Read More...

10. Take a Desert Jeep Tour

Experience the backcountry desert on and off road near the Grand Canyon and nearby recreation areas such as Sedona. View scenic vistas and the incredible variety of wildlife. Read More...

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