Winter is a great time of year to visit the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and here’s a few reasons why we think you will agree:
- During Winter (non-holiday periods) the park is typically slower and has more room availability and less crowds.
- Room rates are typically lower than peak periods and non-holiday
- It’s a beautiful time of year, the natural colors and textures seem to pop out, especially when a blanket of snow enhances the canyon.
- Sunrise is later and Sunset is earlier
- You can drive your car on the 7-mile scenic route to Hermit’s Rest (closed to private vehicles during peak season)
- Visibility is the highest of the year – on a clear day, mountain peaks over 200 miles away (350 km) are visible from some viewpoints.
- Did we mention no crowds
- See the animals in a different way. Most animals in the park have some sort of adaptation to the cold weather
When looking for a place to stay – Yavapai Lodge is centrally located in the heart of Grand Canyon National Park- Learn More