Spring, summer and fall are the park’s busiest times. As such, we recommend making lodging reservations well in advance.
Winter Hiking and RVing
During the winter, snow and ice can make trails into the Canyon slippery. Make sure you have the appropriate gear, clothing and supplies. It’s also a good idea to get advice from park rangers at the Backcountry Information Center. Above all, always check the weather forecast before leaving.
Check out our page about visiting the Grand Canyon in winter!
Average Temperatures at the South Rim
*Please note: these are South Rim seasonal average temperatures, which can vary depending on current conditions. Temperatures down in the inner Canyon tend to be 15-20 degrees warmer compared to temperatures on the South Rim, which is at higher elevation (~7,000 feet). Please plan accordingly when hiking into the Canyon.