we were planning to visit the Grand Canyon and the Monument Valley around mid-January. We were wondering if these locations are easily accessible in winter, since most people seem to be going in summer, and if you would recommend it anyway. We live in Canada, so low temperatures aren't really an issue for us, but what kind of weather should we expect? And what kind of clothing would you suggest (snow boots...?), keeping in my mind that we are not going to do "hardcore" hiking anyway? Also, I noticed that there is no shuttle service in winter, therefore, can you use your own car to tour the South Rim? Can you actually drive along the Rim Trail?
Finally, we would be staying for 4 days in total; are there any other interesting sites nearby that we should check out?
Thank you in advance for your answers!