Best Time To Visit Grand Canyon National Park - Time To Go To Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon experiences fluctuating weather in every season. It’s seasons calendar is somewhat like this:-

  • Spring (March to May) – The temperature stays around 70 degree Fahrenheit. The weather is pleasant in the South and the North Rims. However, because of differing altitudes the temperature sometimes fluctuates drastically.
  • Summer (June to August) – The climate is at its peak during this season. Most of the days remains sunny with temperature ranging between 40 and 85 degree Fahrenheit. However, you cannot feel the scorching heat because of the constant breeze. Heavy rainfall happens in the month of July but not for a long time.
  • Autumn (September to November) – The temperature in this season stays around mid 20 to mid 70 degree Fahrenheit. The weather becomes quite pleasant, making it comfortable for visitors to travel around the Park.
  • Winter (December to February) – With extreme temperatures of around mid -40 degree Fahrenheit, Grand Canyon experiences the most peaceful season of the year. Due to thick snow of around 200 inches, most of the trails in North Rim get closed. However, some of the trails in South Rim do remain open.

Between all these seasons, summer is the peak season when most of the people visit the Grand Canyon national park. In this season most of the trails and hotels remain crowded. If you wish to enjoy the best features of the Park, visit the park in spring or autumn. These two seasons are probably the best time to visit the Grand Canyon.

Climate in Grand Canyon National Park

Know weather for your travel dates:

17-Jul-2018
Today 17 Jul

94

68

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Wind:0.94 m/s

Humidity:46%

Precipitation:0.13%

  • Wed 18 Jul
    93 | 68

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Thu 19 Jul
    96 | 69

    Rain in the evening.

  • Fri 20 Jul
    91 | 67

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sat 21 Jul
    90 | 67

    Overcast throughout the day.

  • Sun 22 Jul
    92 | 67

    Mostly cloudy in the morning.

  • Mon 23 Jul
    97 | 71

    Partly cloudy starting in the evening.

Month wise Weather in Grand Canyon National Park

Average Temperature in Grand Canyon National Park by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 33℉

Minimum temperature: 1℉

Maximum temperature: 52℉

Feb

Average temperature: 40℉

Minimum temperature: 16℉

Maximum temperature: 64℉

Mar

Average temperature: 46℉

Minimum temperature: 16℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Apr

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 27℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

May

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Jun

Average temperature: 70℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 97℉

Jul

Average temperature: 73℉

Minimum temperature: 52℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Aug

Average temperature: 69℉

Minimum temperature: 46℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Sep

Average temperature: 62℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Oct

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Nov

Average temperature: 47℉

Minimum temperature: 23℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Dec

Average temperature: 36℉

Minimum temperature: 12℉

Maximum temperature: 57℉

Highest temperature in Grand Canyon National Park is recorded as 96.8℉ in June.

Lowest temperature in Grand Canyon National Park is recorded as 1.4℉ in January.

Average Rain in Grand Canyon National Park by Month (in mm)

  • 80
  • 60
  • 40
  • 20 0
Jan

Average Rain: 31.06 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 117.65 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 18.47 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 167.21 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 19.58 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 218.3 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 5.52 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 86.69 mm

May

Average Rain: 11.19 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 210.56 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 1.96 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 44.93 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 45.25 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 295.72 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 33.41 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 253.96 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 10.37 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 89.79 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 0.1 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1.52 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 0.57 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 10.85 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 31.56 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 317.42 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Grand Canyon National Park is 317.42 mm in December.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Grand Canyon National Park is October.

Average Humidity in Grand Canyon National Park by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Feb

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Mar

Average Humidity: 50%

Minimum Humidity: 38%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Apr

Average Humidity: 40%

Minimum Humidity: 28%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

May

Average Humidity: 39%

Minimum Humidity: 17%

Maximum Humidity: 80%

Jun

Average Humidity: 23%

Minimum Humidity: 14%

Maximum Humidity: 43%

Jul

Average Humidity: 45%

Minimum Humidity: 14%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Aug

Average Humidity: 50%

Minimum Humidity: 33%

Maximum Humidity: 75%

Sep

Average Humidity: 46%

Minimum Humidity: 29%

Maximum Humidity: 76%

Oct

Average Humidity: 32%

Minimum Humidity: 17%

Maximum Humidity: 45%

Nov

Average Humidity: 44%

Minimum Humidity: 28%

Maximum Humidity: 64%

Dec

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 43%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Most humid month in Grand Canyon National Park is January.

Least humid month in Grand Canyon National Park is June.

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