Average temperatures do tend to vary at the lodge over the year, giving us a very temperate climate compared to most of Arizona. The lodge receives a dusting of snow each year, but has seen up to three feet of snow before! Temperatures reach just over 100° in the summer. Please be sure to pack correctly for the season.
For a brief but spectacular three weeks in September, the foliage undergoes a magical change around the Valley. Brilliant reds, oranges and yellows cover the deciduous trees.
December through late February the lodge receives a dusting of snow and the occasional winter wonderland storm as seen above. Temperatures reach below freezing at night, so be sure to pack plenty of warm winter clothing and cozy up by the fire.
Spring and fall temperatures are very temperate with an average between the low 70s to mid 90s. It’s the perfect escape from the still blazing heat in Phoenix. July and August are the hottest months of the year, while August and September receive the most rainfall of the year.
Below is a chart from the Arizona Game & Fish Department with yearly averages.
Source: Arizona Game & Fish Dept.