I am planning to take my family- including my handicapped mother who is completely wheelchair bound- to Grand Canyon between December 25th and January 2nd. My questions are:
1)What is the probability that the South Rim would be open?
2)Does anyone have any historical knowledge on its accessibility and weather based on past experience?
3) Any recommendations for any hotel or lodge?
4)If one reserves through Xanterra right now, and if the park closes due to inclement weather, does one get a full refund?
5)How many days on the average does it take to do significant spots of the SOuth Rim? Does the train and Glen n Dam motorboat normally work in this time?
I understand things will vary every year based on a weather. All i am seeking is some information from experienced travellers on whether to even contemplate doing this trip from las vegas by road AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR WITH A HANDICAPPED PERSON or not?
deeply grateful for your help.