Grand Canyon National Park: Powell Point Sunset Feb.10, 2013 1516
View just before sunset from Powell Point along Hermit Road on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. To follow Grand Canyon weather forecasts and road conditions visit: go.nps.gov/grca_wr
Winter conditions on the South Rim can be extreme. Be prepared for snow, icy roads and trails, and possible road closures at any time.
Winter weather typically begins by November and becomes well entrenched by December and January, with frequent light to moderate snows and increasingly colder weather. Low temperatures are generally in the teens along the Rim; however afternoon high temperatures still average in the 40s (4-9°C), due to the amount of sunshine the area receives.
Along the river, cold air typically becomes trapped in the canyon leading to high temperatures only in the 40s and 50s (4-15°C) and low temperatures in the 30s and 40s (-1C-+9°C).
NPS Photo by Michael Quinn.