Field Trips to Grand Canyon

North Rim field trip
Grand Canyon provides a spectacular backdrop for a field-based learning experience.

NPS photo by Ann Posegate

Ranger-led Field Trips:

Grand Canyon National Park provides the perfect outdoor setting to enhance classroom-based learning.

Each spring and fall, the park's Environmental Education Branch offers 2.5-hour and 5-hour field trips for grades 3 through 12.

During the programs, park rangers guide students through Grand Canyon geology, ecology, and human history.

All field trips are curriculum-based and free of charge; most take place on the South Rim.

Programs are available Tuesday-Friday.

2017-2018 South Rim Field Trip Information (318KB PDF)
Apply online for South Rim field trips!
Applications will be accepted starting May 3, 2017, at 7:00 a.m. mst, for the 2017-2018 school year and continues through the year. All programs are first-come, first-served. Please note: Dates in April and May (especially Thursdays and Fridays) each school year fill quickly.

2017-2018 South Rim Field Trip Online Application

Having trouble applying online? Email us and we will send you a link to the form.

Prepare for your Ranger-led Field Trip
If you are a teacher enrolled in a fall or spring Ranger-led Field Trip, print the materials below.
Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for schools with restricted travel budgets. This offer applies to schools who are scheduled to attend one of our education programs with at least 40% of their students on a free or reduced lunch program.

Travel grants only cover a portion of transportation costs for schools and are dependent on fundraising.

This funding is made possible by the National Park Service, Grand Canyon Association and private donors. Grant money will typically be distributed the month of your field trip. Once you have successfully registered and received confirmation for your field trip, you may apply for a travel grant by completing a grant application form and returning it to our office by email.
Travel Grant Application Form (31 KB PDF)

Self-Guided Field Trips

If you are not able to participate in a ranger-led field trip but would like to lead an independent field trip for your class, please view resources for self-guided field trips

Contact Us

To learn more about our environmental educational programs, contact us.

Last updated: December 15, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888

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