Arizona appeals to tourists because of its breathtaking views and hot temperatures. If you’re planning an Arizona tour, you want to know the best month to visit. Keep reading to discover what month is best and why.
Arizona temperatures climb high in the summertime, and crowds tend to be larger. Typically spring and fall are popular times to travel to the state’s popular attractions. For more milder temperatures and less crowds, plan a trip to Arizona in October.
Not only will crowds be thinner, accommodations will be cheaper because it’s not the busy season.
- Grand Canyon –this popular attraction will still have visitors in October, but the crowds are typically about half the amount that you’ll see in busier months. Temperatures are warm (average high of 75 degrees) but not as hot so you can enjoy hiking and driving to take in the views.
- Sedona –the fall colors bring visitors to this beautiful spot. So the crowds might be a bit busier, but it’s worth it to see the amazing colors. March and May are generally Sedona’s busiest months. October average highs are in the 80s.
- Horseshoe Bend –October is ideal to check out this chiseled canyon. The Arizona winter months get too chilly for most, with highs in the mid-40s, and the summer months have average highs well into the 90s. You’ll be able to enjoy the views from the overlook, capture some stunning pictures, and continue your tour.
- Hoover Dam –Average temperatures at the Dam are about 85 degrees. Summertime is typically the Hoover Dam’s busiest time, so crowds will be smaller in October.
A great way to tour Arizona is to get self-guided tours to provide information as you take in the sites. Action Tour Guide offers self-guided Arizona tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Page, Horseshoe Bend, and Hoover Dam. By purchasing a tour, you can explore Arizona at your own pace and create your dream tour of its breathtaking sites.