Grand Canyon Weather - by Destination

Grand Canyon has a variety of weather patterns that move around it. Generally speaking, the North Rim elevations go from over 8,000 feet to 7,000 feet above sea level. This creates weather that is cooler and enjoys more precipitation. The South Rim elevations go from 6,000 to 7,000 feet and although cool at night, can warm up dramatically during the day. Grand Canyon West is in the 4,000 elevation range and enjoys quite moderate and warm temperatures. Grand Canyon East is in the 4,000 elevation range and enjoys quite moderate and warm temperatures, as well.

South Rim Weather

South Rim
36F
sunny
75% humidity
wind: 5mph WSW
H 41 • L 30
70F
Tue
60F
Wed
57F
Thu
65F
Fri
65F
Sat

Grand Canyon West Weather

Grand Canyon West
61F
sunny
40% humidity
wind: 3mph SE
H 61 • L 61
69F
Tue
57F
Wed
59F
Thu
65F
Fri
58F
Sat

Grand Canyon East Weather

Grand Canyon East
61F
partly cloudy
36% humidity
wind: 5mph SE
H 61 • L 61
82F
Tue
60F
Wed
59F
Thu
65F
Fri
64F
Sat

North Rim Weather

North Rim
39F
sunny
41% humidity
wind: 3mph NE
H 39 • L 39
65F
Tue
58F
Wed
55F
Thu
65F
Fri
62F
Sat

Winter Storm at the South Rim

Many of you have been asking about weather and road conditions at the South Rim.  This past weekend there was a winter storm at the South Rim.  At approximately 10:00 am Sunday December 16th, the most recent park service weather update took place.  There have been closures on the Hermit Road and the Desert View Drive.  They expected to possibly get the roads cleared by late afternoon.  No updates are available yet today. The Park Service website has some really good suggestions for winter driving: Drive with caution and at speeds appropriate to the road conditions. Watch for deer and … [Read more...]