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

For details about ranger led-field trips in the 2018-2019 school year click on the following link:
Ranger-led field trips (PDF-258kb)

Field trip registration is available now through April 20, 2019. Register here. (Chrome is the preferred browser.)
  • 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.

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: August 15, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888

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