Expect Isolated Afternoon and Evening Thunderstorms Through the Weekend
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 »
Grand Canyon Field Institute
2014 Schedule of Classes
(315 kb PDF File)
Topics: geology, ecology, history, archaeology, photography, & more.
The Institute offers guided educational tours at Grand Canyon National Park led by expert instructors while hiking, backpacking, camping, & whitewater rafting.
Click here to visit their website.
Learning & Lodging
The Grand Canyon Field Institute (GCA) and Xanterra South Rim, LLC offer fun and informative Learning & Lodging Programs that combine lodging, meals, and two days in the field with an instructor.
South Rim Bus Tours
Bicycle rental services, as well as guided bicycle tours are provided by
Bright Angel Bicycles. They are located by the Visitor Center. They also offer a coffee bar with a "grab and go" food and beverage service targeted toward hikers, bikers and pedestrians.
Bicycle rentals and guided bicycle tours are available between April 1 and October 31 (other times when weather permits - check their website for current availability) The coffee bar/ cafe is open all year. Learn More...
Mule Trips - North and South Rim
Day hikes and walks led by Park Rangers take place throughout the year.
A wide range of additional options exist for guided hiking at Grand Canyon National Park. More...
NPS: Mark Lellouch
Commercial white-water raft trips through the canyon last 3-21 days and require reservations well in advance.
More than a dozen companies are authorized to provide trips on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. Prices vary depending on company, length of trip, and craft used, but are roughly $250-300 per day. More...
View the current list of commercial river companies.
Col. River Discovery
All scenic air tours are based outside of Grand Canyon National Park. Both fixed-wing and helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon region are offered daily.
Some air operators also fly to the Grand Canyon Airport from Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona or Las Vegas, Nevada. For a list of air tour operators with links to their websites, view ADOT's listing here.
Join an off-road trip or travel by van to viewpoints along the canyon rim. Tour the park with local guides and learn about human history, wildlife, geology and folklore.
Off-road and van tours are based outside of the park. Search the business directory of the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce for information about companies that offer guided tours.
National Forest Trail Rides - South Rim
One-hour and two-hour trail rides through the pines of the Kaibab National Forest and twilight campfire and wagon rides are available. Both horses and mules are utilized. Apache Stables is located just outside of the South Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park at the north end of the community of Tusayan. For information and reservations call (928) 638-2891.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the type and abundance of organisms is directly related to the presence or absence of water. The Colorado River and its tributaries, as well as springs, seeps, stock tanks and ephemeral pools provide oases to flora and fauna in this semi-arid southwest desert area.