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...]
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.