Best time to visit Grand Canyon

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12 THINGS TO DO IN GRAND CANYON (MAY 14 - MAY 23)

Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway

all year round • activity

Take a scenic train ride to one of the world's seven wonders

North Rim

North Rim

mid-May–mid-October • nature

Only 10% of the visitors to Grand Canyon get to the North Rim, which makes it especially solitary and serene

River Rafting

River Rafting

April–October • activity

It's impossible not to enjoy rafting in one of the best places in the world

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk

November–May • activity

Have the most breathtaking look on the Grand Canyon's bottom, 4000 feet below

Rim to Rim Hike

Rim to Rim Hike

mid-May–October • activity

This hike is a classic bucket list adventure, North to South Rim or vice versa

California Condor

California Condor

April–September • nature

Grand Canyon is one of the best sites in the world to spot the largest bird of North America

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

March–May • nature

Spring is the prime time to see Grand Canyon in bloom

Skydiving

Skydiving

all year round • activity

Enjoy a freefall in one of the world's top ten skydiving destinations

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

all year round • activity

Watching Grand Canyon from the air, you'll discover the most hidden curves and ravines of this beautifully rugged terrain

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

all year round (best March–May) • nature

Grand Canyon's wildlife encounters are impressive all year round, but the spring baby boom makes the season particularly attractive

Kayaking

Kayaking

April–October • activity

In need of adventure? Explore Grand Canyon from the river's angle—by kayak

Grand Canyon IMAX Movie

Grand Canyon IMAX Movie

all year round • activity

Extreme weather and cancelled tours is not a problem when there's the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater

5 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Grand Canyon Star Party

Grand Canyon Star Party

June 22–29, 2019 • event

The Grand Canyon offers dark skies and clean air, perfect for astronomers and enthusiasts

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

September 07–15, 2019 • event

The vast landscapes of Grand Canyon became a venue for the finest celebration, which gathers artists from all over the country

Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki National Monument

October–April • activity

The best preserved pueblo ruins in America

Grand to Grand Ultra

Grand to Grand Ultra

September 22–28, 2019 • event

Are you up for a seven-day race in one of the remotest parts of America?

Snow-Powdered Landscape

Snow-Powdered Landscape

December–February • nature

Winter itself is a reason to visit the Canyon, with exceptionally beautiful snowscapes and no crowds