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The Grand Canyon in Winter

Want the Big Ditch all to yourself? Go in December or January when the park sees fewer visitors than any other time of year.
  • Descending the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Springs. (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • The canyon walls rise 4,000 feet above the Tonto Plateau. (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • The view from Plateau Point. (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • Unseasonable cold allows the snow to stick to the Tonto (rare). (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • Snow highlights the upper canyon's tiers. (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • Heading west. We saw one person in four days. (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • Entering Hermit Creek Canyon. (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • Long shadows across the Canyon's Vishnu schist. (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • Looking back toward Horn Creek. (Photo by C. Lyons)
  • Finishing the final leg before the climb back out. (Photo by C. Lyons)
Descending the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Springs. (Photo by C. Lyons)
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Descending the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Springs. (Photo by C. Lyons)


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