Field Trips to Grand Canyon

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a group of young student wearing jackets and hoodies are facing towards a park ranger that is giving a program. In the background, buttes and cliffs within a canyon landscape beneath a cloudy sky.
Grand Canyon provides a spectacular backdrop for a field-based learning experience.

NPS photo by Ann Posegate

Ranger-led Field Trips

  • Details about ranger-led field trips for the 2019-2020 school year will be available starting in early August, 2019.

Thanks for your interest in our Field Trips Program.

Field Trips are completely booked for the remainder of the 2018-2019 School Year.

  • 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.

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.
  • The Travel Grant Application Form (31 KB PDF) will be available for downloading mid-August 2018.

Canyon Field School

Canyon Field School (CFS) is a program in partnership with the National Park Service and the official nonprofit park partner, Grand Canyon Conservancy. Offering field trips and day programs as well as overnight educational camps, CFS provides many opportunities for school and youth groups.

Find out more about our programs.

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

Contact Us

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

Last updated: April 22, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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