Want to learn more about our beautiful Grand Canyon? Grand Canyon National Park Service offers incredible educational programs daily for all ages and skill levels.
7 am Daily Guided Cedar Ridge Hike (Meet at South Kaibab Trailhead)
A moderate 3 mile (4.8 km) roundtrip hike on an unpaved trail. Allow 4 hours. Minimum 2 liters of water per person. Bring salty snacks, sunscreen, and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Discover the canyon's beauty and natural history while descending 1,120 ft (340 m). Not recommended for people with heart or respiratory problems, or difficulty walking.
Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route shuttle bus from the Visitor Center to the trailhead. (The trailhead is closed to private vehicles.)
9 - 10 am Daily Fossil Discovery Walk (Meet at Bright Angel Trailhead sign)
Walk among brachiopods, sponges, and other marine creatures that thrived on this part of the continent 270 million years ago, before the age of the dinosaurs. This easy 1/2-mile (0.8 km) one-way walk explores an exposed fossil bed along the rim.
9:30 am – 9:50 am Daily Critter Chat (Meet at Grand Canyon Visitor Center)
Learn about some of Grand Canyon's diverse wild inhabitants who survive here in this place of extreme changes in elevation, exposure, and climate. Family-friendly program. Accessible. Family friendly.
10:30 – 11:15 am Daily History Walk (Meet at Verkamp’s Visitor Center)
For thousands of years, humans have been part of the Grand Canyon. Join a ranger to discover different stories of humankind's enduring relationship with the canyon. Topics vary daily. Programs may include a walk around the village historic district. Accessible. Easy walk.
1:30 – 1:50 pm Daily Canyon Tales (Meet at Verkamp’s Visitor Center)
Join a park ranger to hear captivating stories about diverse human connections to this canyon. Accessible. 20 min. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Consider taking a walk along the Canyon Rim Trail following the program.
2 - 2:20 pm Daily Geology Glimpse (Meet at Yavapai Geology Museum)
Learn how Grand Canyon formed while exploring Yavapai Geology Museum during this short introductory talk. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible. Consider walking the Trail of Time following the program.
3:30 - 4:15 pm Daily Geology Walk (Meet at Yavapai Geology Museum)
Learn how Grand Canyon formed while exploring Yavapai Geology Museum during this short introductory talk. Why is it so deep, wide, and grand? Why does it exist only here and nowhere else in the world? Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible. Consider walking the Trail of Time following the program
5 – 5:45 pm Daily Condor Talk (Meet at Village Amphitheater - Located on the Rim Trail west of El Tovar Hotel.)
What highly endangered bird with a 9-foot wingspan is often spotted at Grand Canyon? The California condor! Learn about these majestic birds and their reintroduction in northern Arizona in a talk on the canyon's rim.. Accessible.
6:30 - 7 pm Daily Ranger Rendezvous (Meet at Mather Amphitheater - located on the Rim Trail east of Mather Point)
Discover Grand Canyon in the evening! Explore some of the park's lesser-known stories and facts. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible.