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How Is The Grand Canyon Weather In Winter?

How Is The Grand Canyon Weather In Winter?

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Many travelers are unaware that the national parks will generally operate all year long.  While there are some national parks that do close in the winter due to the fact that they get significant amounts of snow and ice which impact the safety of travelers on roads, most of the national parks in the southwestern portion of the United States remain open year round.  There may be some closures of specific areas it snow becomes heavy, but for the most part these kinds of closures are rare.  As a matter of fact, there are many people who believe that the wintertime is actually the best time to visit many of the national parks in these regions because the pores and rates go down so far.  Peak seasons of summer in spring time will generally see thousands of tourists fighting for the opportunity to hike on trails and take specific pictures at viewpoints.  The weather during those timeframes can go anywhere between 100°and 80°, and one of the things that is reported quite often is that people who are not used to this kind of weather we’ll find it’s to be less comfortable than they expected.  This means that the heat causes them to not be able to hike the amounts that they expected to, order the amounts of things that they thought they could do in a single day.  Contrast this with the wintertime, when tourism rates fall to about 10% of what they would be at peak times and the weather goes anywhere between 30° and 60°.  For this reason, you will find that the wait times to get those pictures becomes almost nothing, and the exploration of those hiking trails and areas of interest makes it seem like you’re the only one in the park.  For those purists who are looking for the best views and the least amount of people, wintertime is ideal.

For many the wintertime is considered the best season not only because of the lack of tourists but also because you can actually see further.  The cooler weather brings clear skies and as a result and ability to see far greater distances than any other time of the year.  In an area like the Grand Canyon which is literally all about the view, any way to improve the amount of distance that you can see will usually make it more appealing to those who were visiting.  What this means is that there might be a little bit more crisp but you will see far longer distances and get a far more dramatic of the canyon itself.  All you have to do is dressed in several layers that can be put on or removed to keep you comfortable in a variety of temperatures, and you’ll find that it is all worth the slightly cooler air that you will experience.  If you need more information about the winter tours of the Grand Canyon and how to prepare, contact us today.