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Old 04-03-2015, 02:20 PM   #1
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Cool Planning trip to Grand Canyon and beyond.

DW and myself are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon and Los Vegas with a stop on the way back in Dodge City. We have 2 times that are available to us and are wondering which is the best time. The first time available is the last half of August and coming back in September.
The second time is the month of October. I like the October time as I do not like real hot weather. but DW says we may hit winter weather if we go then.

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Old 04-03-2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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The probability of winter weather in October is far less than the certainty of hot weather in the summer. Temperatures in July and August in Vegas can easily exceed 100.

Best of luck with your travel plans. Happy trails!

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Old 04-03-2015, 03:07 PM   #3
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We did the canyon in Feb one year...There was a bit of snow there, but nothing much....We then went east and around into Utah to circle the canyon......no snow all the way to Vegas.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:15 PM   #4
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October would be an ideal time! Have fun.
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Don't forget that there is a considerable elevation difference between the south rim (6800') and the north rim (8000'). That 1200' difference makes a big difference in the weather.

If you are going to the south rim, October will be better. The weather will be cool, while the north rim could be covered in snow. Most of the facilities at the north rim close Oct. 15.

In August, the heat at the south rim will be nasty, while the temperatures at the south rim should be quite nice.

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:22 PM   #6
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For your first visit to the Grand Canyon I would advise you staying inside the park at Trailer Village for hookups at the South Rim. We love the North Rim for it's quietness but that's because we've been to the South Rim multiple times. So...for the South Rim I'd advise October for pleasant not-so-hot weather. Earlier there will be hot.

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