A Slower Pace
Colder temperatures, shorter days, and snow bring a slower pace to one of the nation's most visited national parks.
The South Rim of the park is open year round, and roads are drivable except in inclement weather. Weather changes quickly at Grand Canyon, and so does visibility.
Mule deer traipsing through fresh snow and bald eagles soaring above the canyon rims are just some of the wildlife spotted during winter.
During winter months, Mather Campground, in Grand Canyon Village, is open on a first-come, first-served basis using an automated fee machine at the campground office kiosk, at the entrance to the campground.
A Winter Getaway
A trip to Grand Canyon can be a great winter getaway, especially with careful planning.
Focus on Safety
Don’t let winter hazards take you by surprise. Colder temperatures, severe weather and conditions, and changes in wildlife behavior present challenges to be aware of when visiting national parks. Be prepared for your trip and stay alert to have a fun, safe winter adventure.
Winter Travel Kit
Last updated: January 8, 2022