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  1. Default Atlanta, GA to Grand Canyon

    Hello All,

    I am very new to this exciting forum and this is my first post!

    Me and a friend of mine are planning on driving from Atlanta all the way to Grand Canyon towards the end of December.

    We have roughly 10 days and our schedule is flexible, mainly to accommodate for weather fluctuations.

    I basically wanted to know what kind of weather I can expect to encounter on our journey? We are planning on driving straight to Flagstaff, AZ and setup base there for our GC adventures (we will of course be breaking in between from Atlanta to Flagstaff).

    Can we expect snow/ice on the road?

    I would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks and regards!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Winter at Elevation

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Once you're past the Llano Estacado if western Texas, the rest of the trip will be at elevations generally greater then 4,000 feet, or higher than the highest mountain top in Georgia, so yes you should expect cold weather in December and any precipitation you encounter may very well be in the form of snow and/or ice. The south rim of the Grand Canyon is even higher, roughly 7,000 feet. For comparison purposes, the north rim of the canyon is only slightly higher and slightly farther north and it is closed due to snow for the entire winter season. There are ski areas, e.g. Arizona Snowbowl, south of the Grand Canyon that open around mid-December. Plan accordingly.


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