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Grand Canyon Money-Saving Tips

Weather Watch

Subject to a typical desert climate, daytime and nighttime temperatures in the Grand Canyon can vary drastically. Summer evenings may call for a light jacket.

Golden Time

If you fancy yourself a shutterbug, take photos of the canyon in the mornings and evenings when the light is most dramatic and canyon features are better defined.

Hike Smart

Follow these rules when hiking: stay hydrated; plan your time wisely, taking available daylight and return time into account; and, if journeying solo, let someone (a ranger at the visitor center, for example) know where you’re going.


No water is available on Grand Canyon trails, so make sure that everyone in your group carries enough water for the trip. Consider bringing a refillable water purifier if you’re hiking down to the Colorado River.


Wearing boots that offer ankle support is recommended to help prevent twisted ankles when hiking, especially on the way down when your knees and ankles take the brunt of the impact.

Watch Your Kids

Children are especially vulnerable to dehydration, fatigue, and sun poisoning – be sure to keep them shaded, sun-screened, and hydrated at all times.

Fee Free Days

Every year National Parks have several fee free days so you can see nature as it was meant to be seen: free (

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