Guided Hikes

Grand Canyon ranger led walk

Ranger led day hikes

South Rim: Ranger led day hikes and walks take place along the Rim Trail year round. During the summer months an additional 3-mile round trip day hike into the canyon is also offered. Check in the Park Ranger Program webpage for schedules. (available at

North Rim: Ranger led nature walks take place between mid-May and mid-October. Check in the Park Ranger Program webpage for schedules. (available at

hiking in the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Association Field Institute

If you would like to join a guided hiking and/or camping trip that is educational in nature, consider the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute (GCAFI). GCAFI works in close association with the National Park Service to provide multi-day learning events that complement the park's own interpretive programming. GCAFI is the educational arm of the Grand Canyon Association, a non-profit organization established in 1932 to support education, research, and other programs for the benefit of Grand Canyon National Park and its visitors.

thumbnail of 2016 Class List for Grand Canyon Association Field Institute. Show photo of bighorn sheep on edge of canyon

2016 Class Schedule GCAFI

Grand Canyon Association Field Institute
2016 Schedule of Classes (576 kb PDF File)
Topics: geology, ecology, history, archaeology, photography, & more.

The Institute offers guided educational tours at Grand Canyon National Park led by expert instructors while hiking, backpacking, camping, & whitewater rafting.

Click here to visit their website.

Learning & Lodging

The Grand Canyon Field Institute (GCA) and Xanterra South Rim, LLC offer fun and informative Learning & Lodging Programs that combine lodging, meals, and two days in the field with an instructor.

Grand Canyon Field Institute
PO Box 399
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Backpacking Guide Services

A wide range of options exist for guided hiking at Grand Canyon National Park. Download the site bulletin below for a list of companies authorized to guide overnight hikes within the park. Please contact the companies directly regarding cost and services provided.


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888
This is the main phone number for general park questions.

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