Best Time To Visit
The best time for a Grand Canyon vacation depends on your interests. If you want the best weather, then you should come during the summer. If you wish to avoid the crowds, then you might enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a wintertime Grand Canyon trip. But, make sure you pack waterproof shoes, at the least. And, finally, for the best of both worlds, come during the shoulder seasons. The middle of March through May and September through mid-November offer both milder weather and smaller crowds. Please keep in mind that the North Rim might be closed during the shoulder seasons due to snow.
At nearly 280 miles in length and up to nearly 80 miles in width, the Grand Canyon is difficult to miss. Most people drive to the Grand Canyon. From Las Vegas, you can hit the West Rim in just over two hours. And, a 4-hour drive will get you from Phoenix to the South Rim. What’s more important is how you will get around the park. Driving everywhere can be a hassle because parking is limited, especially at popular spots. We suggest you take the shuttles. It’s hassle-free and will take you almost everywhere you’d want to go.
Short on cash? No problem! Not many people know that you can enter the Grand Canyon National Park for free on certain days of the year, including some national holidays. In 2018, you can save the cost of admission fees for the whole gang on April 21st, September 22nd, and November 11th! Although, you should expect crowds.