When is the best time to visit the Grand Canyon? What are the hours of operation?

As with any trip, it's important to consider what time of the year you will visit the Grand Canyon as certain conditions may affect your experience.  The best times to visit the Grand Canyon are March - November due to cooler temperatures and fewer crowds. The peak season for tourists is during the summer, but expect crowds during the summer and fall as well. Heavy snows close the road to the North Rim from late October to mid-May of each year. Visit Globerouter.com to check the availability of tours.

  • Grand Canyon South Rim - Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including Grand Canyon Village and Desert View. While all services are available year-round, reservations on our tours are strongly recommended during spring, summer, and fall. Some facilities close during winter months. For the latest information on hours of operation, please visit www.nps.gov/.
  • Grand Canyon West Rim - Open year round. Unlike the South and North Rims, the West Rim is not located in Grand Canyon National Park. For more on the availability of West-Rim tours, please visit Globerouter.com.

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