Seasons at the Grand Canyon

South Rim

The Grand Canyon's South Rim is open all year

Spring, summer and fall are the Park's busiest times and we recommend you make lodging reservations well in advance.

Winter Hiking and RV'ing

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 Grand Canyon in winter!

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Average Temperatures at the South Rim

*Please note: these are South Rim seasonal average temperatures, and 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 at higher elevation (~7,000 feet). Please plan accordingly when planning hikes into the canyon.

   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec 
 High (F)  41 45 51 60 70 81 84 82 76 65 52 43
 Low (F) 18 21 25 32 39 47 54 53 47 36 27 20


North Rim

The North Rim is open from May 15 - October 15 each year

This includes lodging, dining and the general store. The park is open for day use from October 15 until December 1 (or until snow closes Highway 67), but facilities are limited.