• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect Dry Conditions and Warm Temperatures Through the First Half of This Week

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7767. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

Self-Guided Field Trips

Self-Guided Field Trip Information for Teachers

If you are unable to participate in a ranger-led field trip to Grand Canyon, or if our educational programs do not meet your curricular needs, consider organizing your own class field trip to the park. The following resources will help in planning your visit. If you need further assistance, please contact us.

  • Educational Fee Waiver: You may be eligible to receive an entrance fee waiver for your class. To apply for a waiver, click here.
  • Lesson Plans: Browse our curriculum materials for activity ideas before and after your field trip.
  • Background Information: Learn about the science and history of Grand Canyon.

Did You Know?

SWITCHBACKS ON BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL

Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.