Best time to travel to Grand Canyon

Snow-Powdered Landscape

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

Snow-Powdered Landscape in Grand Canyon 2019 - Best Time
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The season between December and February is not the most popular in Grand Canyon. The cold, occasional snowstorms and seasonal trail closures in the North Rim contribute to lower tourist numbers. On the other hand, this time of the year is quite a treat for photographers. Winter offers a unique chance to capture the layers of history powdered with snow. The lovers of terrific landscapes will appreciate and the absence of tourists also appears to be an advantage—you have all this breathtaking vastness for yourself.

Snow-Powdered Landscape in Grand Canyon - Best Season 2019

Wintertime also offers some of the best sunrises and sunsets.

Winter sunrise. View from Verkamp's Visitor Center on the South Rim 2019
Winter sunrise. View from Verkamp's Visitor Center on the South Rim

If you come during the Super Moon, you'll be blown away at the sight of such a majestically enchanting vista. Winter landscapes are unbeatable.

Super moon rising over Grand Canyon National Park in January 2019
Super moon rising over Grand Canyon National Park in January
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