Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy the grandeur of Grand Canyon National Park. There are no crowds and there is still plenty to do along the South Rim of the canyon. Sign up or a ranger-led walk and learn all about the region’s geologic history. Spend time at the famous Kolb Brothers Studio and chat with one of the artists in residence. Winter is the perfect time to stand in awe of the canyon’s panoramic views, minus the Los Angeles smog that can be seen in the warmer months. While hiking, stop off at the Backcountry Information Center for weather reports and trail condition updates. Be sure to apply for overnight camping permits and plan in advance for temperatures in the 20s to 40s.
- If you want to enjoy gorgeous panoramic views without the crowds, the Grand Canyon’s south rim is the perfect winter destination.
- Enjoy a ranger-guided walking tour or visit with artists in residence at the historic Kolb Brothers Studio.
- If you want to camp in the winter months, it is still necessary to apply for an outdoor camping permit in advance of your visit.
“The South Rim is open year round, but the North Rim has limited access from mid-October until mid-May.”