As a fire department we’ve seen a lot of car accidents in the canyon. We’ve learned that … Canyon driving conditions not only vary with weather but also vary throughout the day, and throughout the canyon (along the drive).
We know that temperatures drop as we go up in elevation, right? That said, we do get temperature inversions where the top of the canyon is warm and dry, but lower (even middle canyon) might be foggy or icy, with black ice patches on the road. What also catches some drivers in the afternoon is where the sun has dried the roads up here, but down in the shaded deep canyon things remain icy. Do not let good conditions in one part on the canyon allow you to lose caution in others.
Here are some quick reminders for Canyon Drivers. Do you know them all? Do your loved ones? Please teach/show them to new drivers and drivers new to the Canyon: