October in the Grand Canyon is the most coveted month for back-country visitors. Warm days in the 80s and moderate nights in the 50s are the norm in the Sonoran climate at the Canyon’s bottom. At the higher-elevation rims, it is typically freezing at night and warms to the 60s by noon. There can be occasional light snows at the very top.

At this time of year, the four seasons can pass the baton from one to another in a single day. Appropriate clothing, gear, and fitness are crucial to your comfort in this environment. Your trail leader, Lonner Holden, will be available to answer questions about training and packing.

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