Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What is the Weather Like for Grand Canyon Rafting Trips on the Colorado River?

We are constantly asked from passengers what the weather will be like on their upcoming rafting trip. Here’s a good average chart:

WEATHER - Temperatures can vary, but the following chart shows average temperatures and precipitation for the months of March through October. The humidity is usually very low. Water temperatures average about 50-60 degrees all summer long. Since water temperatures are cold, you will probably wear your rain gear when running rapids. This is especially true early in the morning, on cloudy days or on early season trips.

Inner Grand Canyon

Average Temperatures and Precipitation


Average High 71 82 92 101 106 103 97 84

Average Low 48 56 63 72 78 75 69 58

Precipitation 0.79 0.47 0.36 0.30 0.84 1.40 0.97 0.65 total inches per month

Need more information? Arizona River Runners can provide you with weather information - Simply CONTACT US and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions as you plan your Arizona rafting trip! Check out our trips this season, they are filling up fast!!