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    Rim to River

    High school youth explore Grand Canyon’s rim and the Colorado River Explore »

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    Grand Canyon Field Institute

    Educational hikes and backpacking trips for the public Explore »

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    Grand Canyon in Focus

    Middle school participants capture Grand Canyon in photos Explore »

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    Grand Inspiration

    High school participants discover their creativity on the Colorado River Explore »

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    Grand Canyon Field Institute

    Grand Canyon Field Institute

    Grand Canyon Field Institute (GCFI) offers a selection of exciting educational programs in Grand Canyon National Park. GCFI’s expert educators lead day hikes, rim-based learning adventures, and overnight backpacking treks that cover a range of wilderness, science, and history topics. Programs are appropriate for a variety of ages, fitness levels, and group sizes. GCFI is the educational arm of Grand Canyon Association, the official partner of Grand Canyon National Park.

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    Grand Canyon in Focus

    Grand Canyon in Focus

    During the Grand Canyon in Focus summer program, park rangers and Udall Foundation's Parks in Focus scholars guide Boys & Girls Club members on the hiking and photography adventure of a lifetime. Club members in grades 6 through 8 learn the fundamentals of nature photography while exploring one of the most unique landforms on Earth. This program is offered by Grand Canyon National Park and the Morris K. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation).

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    Grand Inspiration

    Grand Inspiration

    During the Grand Inspiration summer expedition, high school youth discover the beauty of Grand Canyon while rafting the Colorado River. Park rangers, outdoor guides, and professional artists lead participants in writing, drawing, painting, photographing, and exploring the wild landscapes of the canyon. Youth finish the trip on the South Rim to assemble an exhibit of their work. This program is managed by Grand Canyon Youth in partnership with Grand Canyon National Park.

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    Rim to River

    Rim to River

    The Rim to River summer expedition guides high school youth on an unforgettable journey from the rim of Grand Canyon to the Colorado River. Led by park rangers and local experts, youth ride the raging rapids of the river, hike scenic trails, dig into conservation field work, and discover the canyon’s intriguing human history. This program is managed by Grand Canyon Youth in partnership with Grand Canyon National Park.

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GRAND CANYON'S DESERT VIEW WATCHTOWER

Building a structure that provides the widest possible view of the Grand Canyon yet harmonizes with its setting was architect Mary Colter's goal when the Santa Fe Railroad hired her in 1930 to design a gift shop and rest area at Desert View Point. The Watchtower opened in May of 1933. More...