The Grand Canyon represents what is arguably the greatest national park in the United States, and its volume of visitors per year certainly reflects that. In order to experience the Canyon’s breathtaking vistas and exciting terrain without the annoyances of trying to navigate through throngs of fellow tourists, it is advisable to plan your visit for the winter season. While the weather is slightly cooler during this time in the off season, much of what makes the Canyon spectacular remains accessible and therefore it is worth the trip.
- Heavy snow is rare in the Grand Canyon, but light to moderate snow is common and adds to the tourists’ experience.
- To make the most of your winter Grand Canyon vacation, dress appropriately for cold weather, with hats, boots, gloves, and heavy coats.
- Temperatures at the bottom of the canyon are pleasant in the winter, whereas in the summer it can reach up to 100 degrees.
“Now, families can travel for a week during “shoulder” seasons — before or after vacation rushes — and you ought to consider it.”