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, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • Grand Canyon has dry periods in April, June, July, September, October, November and December
  • January is the coldest month of the year

For full information about the climate and weather in Grand Canyon a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 29°F/45°F
7%
0.5in
February 32°F/49°F
9%
0.5in
March 41°F/56°F
8%
0.6in
April 49°F/63°F
5%
0.3in
May 58°F/72°F
6%
0.5in
June 70°F/85°F
2%
0.1in
July 74°F/86°F
6%
0.4in
August 72°F/85°F
9%
0.4in
September 65°F/79°F
5%
0.2in
October 52°F/67°F
5%
0.3in
November 40°F/56°F
5%
0.3in
December 31°F/45°F
8%
0.4in

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.

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