Grand Canyon National Park sees peak visitation during the summer months. While the summer is a great time to visit due to warm weather and kids being out of school, there is something magical about visiting The Grand Canyon and glamping at Under Canvas Grand Canyon during the fall. Here are our top five reasons to visit The Grand Canyon in the fall.
The Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona and sees a wide range of temperatures through the year. While winter and early-spring can see snow, summer brings much warmer weather making it a popular time to visit. However, fall is a great time to visit due to cooling daytime highs that typically range between 50 and 60 degrees. Also, because the Grand Canyon is a desert landscape, lows can get a bit chilly, which is perfect for cozying up around a campfire with s’mores. Rest easy, as your stay at Under Canvas Grand Canyon includes in-tent wood-burning stoves and king-sized beds with plush bedding that keeps you warm throughout the night. Enjoy perfect temperatures for daytime recreation in the park and night time relaxation at Under Canvas Grand Canyon in the fall.
After Labor Day, the crowds start dwindling due to school being back in session. This is the perfect time to see the Grand Canyon in all its glory, up close and personal, without people in your photos. Not only are hiking trails more open for exploration during the fall but viewpoints will be much less populated, allowing you to get up close to the edge of the canyon for the perfect picture and with some luck and good timing, you may find that you have some of the viewpoints all to yourself during the fall. Also, booking adventures at the Grand Canyon gets easier during the fall with fewer crowds. See our list of preferred activity partners and book your fall Grand Canyon adventure today.
Foliage and leaf peeping isn’t necessarily the first thing you think about when visiting The Grand Canyon, but to much surprise, the autumn colors in the canyon are rich. Enjoy the reds of the canyon deepen in the fall sun, see the gold colors of the oak trees deepen, and the needles drop from the Ponderosa Pines throughout the park. Under Canvas Grand Canyon is built in piñon and juniper woodland which puts off a scent of campfire during the fall season. Experience a different form of autumn color in the Grand Canyon.
Catching a Grand Canyon Sunset
With the sun setting earlier in the fall, this provides more opportunity to catch a stunning Grand Canyon sunset that is a must-see when visiting the area. Not only that, but the dark red and gold of the cliffs are extra vibrant during sunset this time of year. Bring a snack from camp and take a break at one of Grand Canyon National Park’s viewpoints (Hopi Point is our favorite on the South Rim) and enjoy a fall sunset like no other you’ve seen before. Sunset at the Grand Canyon happens between 6:40pm and 5:45pm depending on when you are visiting. If you don’t have time to make it to the Grand Canyon for sunset, Under Canvas Grand Canyon offers beautiful sunset views from your tent or the outdoor community dining area.
Fireside S’mores and Fall Are Perfect Together
All Under Canvas locations feature community fire pits and complimentary s’mores with the idea that being outdoors inspires and connects friends, families and loved ones. And what sounds better than sitting around a fire with a blanket, eating s’mores or cozying up in a king-sized bed with a crackling fire in your wood-burning stove during a crisp fall night? Fall is the best time to visit the Grand Canyon and to stay at Under Canvas because there’s nothing like sleeping in a canvas tent during the fall. Enjoy the beauty of camping near the Grand Canyon this fall without sacrificing the comforts of home.