Desert View - Ranger Programs & Cultural Demonstrations

A scenic view of Desert View Watchtower
 
All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present.

Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs. All programs are free of charge.
 
Desert View Watchtower with Colorado River beyond
Desert View Watchtower with the Colorado River beyond. NPS/M.Quinn

Desert View Cultural Demonstrator Series

Desert View Watchtower: 9 am – 4 pm --- More about Visiting Desert View

Saturday, and Sunday, March 16, and 17, 2019
Phyllis Coonsis - Zuni Cluster Jewelry
Cameron Nastascio - Zuni Fetish Carver

Saturday, and Sunday, March 23, and 24, 2019
Greg Hill - Hopi Toymaker
Jonah Hill - Hopi Silversmith
- Desert View Watchtower, where the cultural demonstrations are held, is located 25 miles (41 km) east of Grand Canyon Village on Highway 64/Desert View Drive.
 
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looking acros round Kiva Room of Watchtower. Large picture windows around the circumfrence alternating with stone pillars that hold up a circular log roof. Flagstone floor.
Interior of Desert View Kiva Room in the Watchtower

Visit Desert View Watchtower

 
In the foreground, the partial ruin wall, about three feet high. In the background, a ranger has her back to the camera and is addressing a group of 10 people who are taking her tour.
Park ranger leading a tour of Tusayan Ruins

Ranger-led Tusayan Ruins Tour

Tour meets at the Tusayan Museum daily at 1:30 pm (through March 30, 2019)
A self-guided tour booklet is also available.

Explore an 800-year-old ancestral Puebloan site on this free 20-minute park ranger program. Learn about the people who called this place home long ago. Tusayan Ruin and Museum is located 3 miles (5 km) west of Desert View.
 
a number of silhouettes of buttes and cliffs receding into the distance and bathed in orange light
Sunset silhouettes, Desert View Point. NPS/M.Quinn

Sunset Talk

During the summer of 2019, enjoy a park ranger program with a beautiful sunset backdrop. Dress warmly for this outdoor event on wooden benches.

Topics may include: Grand Canyon human history, Geology, California condors, the 1956 mid-air collision, bats and other night creatures, and, ranger's choice.

 

Learn More About Desert View and Tusayan Ruins and Museum

Last updated: March 11, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

(928) 638-7888

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