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

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • From Monday Through Thursday, Warmer and Drier Weather Is Expected

    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. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. 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?

GRAND CANYON ROCKS

The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.