Grand Canyon Weather and Road Condition Hotlines

Be prepared by using these resources for weather and road conditions.
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Alpine meadows on the drive to the Grand Canyon North Rim entrance, Arizona. Photo by Whit Richardson

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

Current Weather & Forecast Information

Park Information Line: Please call 928-638-7888 and follow the prompts.

Current weather

Planning Information

Grand Canyon Sunrise/ Sunset Times and Moon Phases

National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center

Weekly Meteorological Data Collected at the Abyss Monitoring Site (South Rim)


Road Conditions

Listed below are commercial phone numbers for recorded messages on road conditions and links to state highway websites:

Grand Canyon National Park (928) 638-7888

Arizona (888) 411-7623, www.dot.state.az.us

California (916) 445-7623, www.dot.ca.gov

Colorado (303) 639-1111, www.dot.state.co.us

New Mexico (800) 432-4269, dot.state.nm.us/content/nmdot/en.html

Southeast Nevada (702) 486-3116, www.nevadadot.com

Utah (801) 964-6000, www.sr.ex.state.ut.us

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