When Is The Best Time of Year to Visit the Grand Canyon?

If the Grand Canyon is at the top of your travel list, your first question may not be what Rim to visit or whether to drive yourself or take a guided tour—it’s when you should visit.

The best way to decide what time of year is best for your Grand Canyon adventure is to think about what you want to do when you’re there. Before you book a flight, consider what activities appeal to you most. For example:

  • Do you want to hike? Are you happy to hike along the Rim Trail, or do you want to trek into the Grand Canyon?
  • Do you want to camp or stay overnight, or would you prefer a day trip?
  • Are you interested in an airplane or helicopter flight, or how about a floor landing?
  • Do you want to see the Skywalk?
  • Are you travelling with kids?
  • Are you keen to go whitewater rafting on the Colorado River?

If your biggest priority is simply to see the sights and snap some photos, you’ll have a little more flexibility over your timeline, but some activities, such as camping, hiking, and rafting, are easier (and cheaper) to book during certain months. Whatever your preference is, our guide can help you choose the perfect time of year to visit the Grand Canyon.

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Las Vegas Lingo: 35 Terms You’ll Hear Around Your Hotel

You’ve done your research, booked your flights, and packed your bags—you’re off to Vegas baby! Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Vegas veteran, it pays to familiarize yourself with some of Sin City’s unique terminology before you visit, especially if you’re a fish and you plan to spend any time on the casino floor. Here are 35 terms you need to know—but probably don’t—before you hit the town:

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9 Reasons to Visit Death Valley Next Time You’re in Las Vegas

If you’re searching for an excursion beyond the limits of Las Vegas but don’t have the time to journey to the Grand Canyon, don’t despair. Between the Valley of Fire to east, Red Rock Canyon to the north, and Death Valley to the west, there is no shortage of nearby places to visit from Las Vegas.

We’ve already covered why you should visit Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire. Next up: Death Valley.

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What to Expect When you Visit the Grand Canyon

If there’s one thing you can be sure to expect when you visit the Grand Canyon, it’s breathtaking views—sweeping landscapes and jaw-dropping vistas lurk around every corner. If you’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, knowing what else you can expect to experience during your stay can help you plan and prepare for your visit, leaving you with more time to brush up on your Canyon history, research viewpoints, and explore the Rim.

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A Quick Guide to Exploring the Grand Canyon North Rim

The Grand Canyon’s North Rim may only be 20 miles away from the popular South Rim as the crow flies, but thanks to its remote location and higher elevation, it offers an entirely different experience.

If you’re torn between the iconic views of the South Rim and the rugged wilderness to the north, our brief guide to the visiting North Rim will help you decide if this off-the-beaten-path Grand Canyon experience is right for you. Keep reading to discover what you need to know before you visit, including what viewpoints to include on your must-see list. Let’s jump in!

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