Summer at the Grand Canyon can be hot, very hot. The South Rim views can be up to 20-degrees color than the Inner Canyon, but you are still looking at daytime highs from the high 80s to the mid-90s. Wondering if a trip in October might be better? How about some photos of the Grand Canyon in the Fall?
The last time I was fortunate to visit the canyon was in mid-October a few years back. We drove from Phoenix (where it was 92°F) to the South Rim. Although it was just a few short hours, the temperate went from 92°F to 35°F, and it was sleeting. (Guess who was wearing shorts? I’ve learned to check the weather. Thankfully there is a gift shop where you can buy jackets.)
8 Photos of the Grand Canyon in Fall
If you’re planning a summer road trip (or even Spring or Fall), here are some tips from the National Park Service: South Rim Crowding: A Survival Guide