When is the best time to go to Grand Canyon?

When is the best time to go to Grand Canyon? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Grand Canyon are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • June is the driest month
  • December is the coldest month of the year

Annual weather in Grand Canyon

Infographic of the best times to visit Grand Canyon
Infographic of the best times to visit Grand Canyon ©whereandwhen.net

Weather details in Grand Canyon month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Grand Canyon for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, which has the same weather conditions as Las Vegas, has an arid climate due to the altitude of the Colorado Plateau. Four distinct seasons divide the year: summer, which is characterized by a peaceful atmosphere and high heat in the day, winter by its harsh climate, spring and autumn by their mild and pleasant temperatures. Although relatively weak, the rains do not disappear completely from the Grand Canyon climate. This is generally pleasant, except in the wintertime.

Climate in the spring at the Grand Canyon

If one wants to discover this geological phenomenon in the spring, they must get ready for colder days, despite the warm presence of the sun. From the months of April to mid-June, the mornings are still in fact cold, although as the day continues, the heat becomes more and more comfortable. Especially during the spring, the rains begin to dwindle as the days pass by.

Summer Climate in the Grand Canyon

The summer season is the best time to discover this natural curiosity combined with the complicity of beautiful weather. Despite the slight increase in rainfall, the heat is generally comfortable. Although summer in fact begins in mid-June, the month of September is particularly favorable due to the scarcity in rain, which in turn causes the increase in numbers of visitors from Japan and France.

Autumn Climate at the Grand Canyon

The weather cools down during the autumn season, which runs from October to mid-December and temperatures finish by dropping quickly. While in October the atmosphere remains pleasant, in November wearing warm clothes is required. Generally, evening and morning temperatures can drop below 5° C. However, the weather of the Grand Canyon is more lenient than that of Boston.

Winter Climate at the Grand Canyon

In winter, the climate of the Grand Canyon faces very harsh weather conditions unlike that of San Francisco and Florida. Not only do rains fall frequently, but the temperatures occasionally drop below zero. Therefore, some access to the northern side of the Grand Canyon must remain closed due to the abundance of snow.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Grand Canyon

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Grand Canyon: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Grand Canyon

Find out when Grand Canyon has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Grand Canyon

  • Very low season in Grand Canyon
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: February.
  • Low season in Grand Canyon
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, March, April, November and December.
  • High season in Grand Canyon
    The number of visitors to Grand Canyon is high in: May, June, September and October.
  • Peak season in Grand Canyon
    The largest number of tourists visiting Grand Canyon is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Grand Canyon month by month

Best time for low prices in Grand Canyon

Average prices of hotels in Grand Canyon month by month

Generally, February is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Grand Canyon. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, December is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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