Grand Canyon Weather
Though open 365 days a year, Grand Canyon weather can present a few extremes. While the South Rim is pleasant in the summer, it's also very busy and the temperature on the canyon floor can reach over 100 degrees. Spring and fall can be pleasant, but unpredictable. Make sure to review all information when planning ahead for a trip to Grand Canyon National Park.
If you would like further information on Grand Canyon activities, camping, the Grand Canyon address (including directions) and more, the visitor center will be happy to assist you with your future travel plans.
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Grand Canyon Tours and Camping
Access to Grand Canyon National Park requires an admission fee per vehicle or individual on foot or bicycle. The one-time fee is good for a visit of seven consecutive days. Annual passes can also be purchased at the park's various visitor centers or directly through the National Park Service. Grand Canyon camping in the park itself is on a first come, first serve basis as well as via reservation. Commercial campsites are also available outside of the park area.
Grand Canyon tours are numerous and cater to many particular interests. Mule trips, reserved through the National Park Lodges system, take visitors on a 2-day round trip down to the bottom of the canyon. While popular, this type of tour does have restrictions. Other tours include whitewater rapid rides down the Colorado River, hikes that last a day or more, or helicopter and hot air balloon tours that provide visitors a panoramic view of the entire Grand Canyon. Visitors can also acquire a Grand Canyon map through the National Park Service to guide their exploration or find informational pamphlets to read about Grand Canyon facts. There are several things to do at Grand Canyon National Park and many areas to explore that the whole family will enjoy.
Grand Canyon Wildlife
With several major ecosystems to call home, over 500 species of animals can be found in Grand Canyon National Park. The endangered California Condor is one of hundreds of bird species found in the park. A range of mammals inhabit the park, including coyotes, bats, mule deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, elk, and many others . Grand Canyon’s wide array of animals also includes many types of arachnids and insects, with scorpions found primarily in the lower elevations along the river. Many snake species, including 6 types of rattlesnake, can be found within the park.