Virtual Tours and Ranger Programs

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Grand Canyon USA - Virtual Tours

Experience Grand Canyon Virtual Tours on your own, or dig deeper through a guided exploration. From Arizona State University

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A Virtual Hike to Phantom Ranch on the Corridor Trails

Take a virtual hike into Grand Canyon with the USGS, descending South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch. Then returning to the South Rim by ascending Bright Angel Trail. -

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A Virtual Raft Trip through Grand Canyon

Travel with the USGS on a Geological Tour down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon - starting at Lees Ferry (River Mile 0) and ending at the Lake Mead National Recreational Area. (River Mile 215).

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Learn from Home

Looking for activities and learning at home?

Grand Canyon offers virtual content which includes engaging, curriculum-based activities, lesson plans, videos and content for all ages, elementary through high-school, and beyond!

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Ranger-led walking tour from Bright Angel Trailhead to Maricopa Point with Ranger Dave.

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Do you enjoy a warm cup of java in the mornings? So do our rangers! Join Ranger Joe and Ranger John for coffee on the rim as they discuss where the water in that steaming cup comes from.


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Download the NPS Mobile App

The first step to begin your national park app adventure is to download the NPS App onto your mobile devices, such as phones or tablets.

The NPS App is currently available for iOS- and Android-powered devices. It can be downloaded for free through the App Store and Google Play.

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The National Park Service app


The NPS App was created by National Park Service staff—people who know national parks—to help you make the most of your visit. The NPS App takes authoritative information from park rangers and combines it with a great suite of features. Here’s a quick look at some of those features.

Interactive Maps: Each park has a detailed map that includes points of interest, along with roads, trails, and other information to plan your trip.

Park Tours: What is there to see? Self-guided tours take you to interesting places in the park. Discover popular destinations as well as places off the beaten track. It’s like having a ranger by your side to guide your trip, giving you suggestions for places to go, directions to get there, and things to do once you arrive.

Amenities: It's the little—and sometimes not so little—things that can make or break a park visit. Learn where you can find and access transportation, food, restrooms, shopping, and more.

Accessibility: The app offers a fully accessible experience with tools to benefit visitors with accessibility needs, such as audio descriptions of exhibits along trails and roads and in visitor centers.

Offline Use: No internet access? No problem! You can download content from entire parks for offline use. It’s especially handy if you’re exploring remote areas in parks or concerned about data limits.

Share Your Visit: Tell your friends and family about the fun things you did by creating and sharing virtual postcards with scenes from the park.

Things to Do: What do you want to do in a park—hike? Take a bus tour or scenic drive? Visit a museum? Join a ranger program? Become a junior ranger? Discover all the fun, entertaining, and educational activities parks have to offer.

News, Alerts & Events: What’s happening? Get news and events for all parks—or selected parks of your choosing.


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Grand Canyon Archeology Virtual Tour

Discover ancient places within Grand Canyon where people lived long ago.
What did the archeologists find during the first major excavation to occur along the Colorado River corridor in nearly 40 years?

Interactive 360° photos, show archeologists at work, along with their tools, such as shovels, trowels, screens and buckets.

Learn more by watching a video of these Archeological Excavations here.


Canyon Sketches - eMagazine

Canyon Sketches is an archive of short articles about Grand Canyon's natural, cultural and recreational resources.

They highlight the ongoing work that Grand Canyon's Science and Resource Management staff does to monitor, inventory, restore, and rehabilitate park resources.

The Canyon Sketches eMagazine is designed to provide specific information on resource challenges and Science and Resource Management activities.

Last updated: April 23, 2021

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