Cliff Dwellers Lodge sits at an elevation a little over 4,000-feet in the rain shadow of the Kaibab Plateau (North Rim) 8,500-feet, to the south and west, and the Vermilion Cliffs (Pariah Plateau) 7,500-feet directly to our North. Both of these high plateaus collect most of the moisture that comes our way. We normally get 6.5 inches of rain and it is not uncommon for most of it to occur in just a few storms which are often associated with our Monsoon Season, July-October.
We generally get snow a few times in the winter, but it is rare that it lasts more than a few hours before melting. Our spring usually begins the middle of February and the weather this time of year can be anything.
Our summers are warm to hot, but the humidity is normally low so it is a very tolerable dry heat.
Our fall weather begins in September and continues through the middle of November; this is usually the best weather of the year.
The Colorado River at Lees Ferry is 850-feet lower than the lodge, so expect the weather to be different. In the summer, the temps may be 5- to 10-degrees warmer along the river; however, because the water temp is 48 degrees, the air temps on the river can be 10 to 15 degrees cooler.
|Monthly Averages for Marble Canyon, AZ (86036)|
|Month||Avg. High||Avg. Low||Mean||Avg. Precip.||Record High||Record Low|
|Jan||43°F||26°F||35°F||0.61 in.||64°F (1975)||-11°F (1963)|
|Feb||50°F||30°F||41°F||0.48 in.||72°F (1986)||6°F (1989)|
|Mar||59°F||37°F||48°F||0.65 in.||82°F (1971)||18°F (1962)|
|Apr||69°F||44°F||56°F||0.50 in.||91°F (2000)||25°F (1975)|
|May||78°F||53°F||66°F||0.40 in.||103°F (2002)||31°F (1967)|
|Jun||90°F||62°F||76°F||0.14 in.||107°F (1970)||44°F (1993)|
|Jul||95°F||68°F||82°F||0.58 in.||109°F (1985)||56°F (1982)|
|Aug||92°F||66°F||79°F||0.69 in.||106°F (1969)||46°F (1968)|
|Sep||84°F||58°F||71°F||0.66 in.||100°F (1977)||40°F (1970)|
|Oct||70°F||47°F||58°F||0.99 in.||93°F (1963)||24°F (1971)|
|Nov||54°F||35°F||44°F||0.56 in.||77°F (1988)||16°F (1976)|
|Dec||44°F||27°F||35°F||0.48 in.||66°F (1977)||1°F (1990)|