North Rim Ranger Programs

A scenic view of Bright Angel Point.
 

North Rim Ranger Programs 2019 Season

North Rim ranger programs are given May 15, through October 15, of each year.

  • North Rim Heritage Week takes place in August.
  • 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.
 
Aerial view looking east up the "v" shaped Transept Canyon. Bright Angel Point is on the right.
Transept Canyon (L) and Bright Angel Point (R)
10:30 am – 11:15 am Daily
(Grand Canyon Lodge Veranda)
Grand Canyon Geology
Learn how Grand Canyon formed during this introductory talk. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible.
 
Perched on a rock ledge a black California condor has turned her pink, featherless head and is looking directly at you.
California Condor
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Daily
(North Rim Campground Amphitheater)
Condor Talk
What has a 9-foot (2.7 m) wingspan and a face only a mother could love? The California condor. Come discover their life and death story and the science that saved this incredible bird. Family-friendly program. Wheelchair accessible.
 
Looking down a center aisle, past rows of chairs, towards the stage of Grand Canyon Lodge's Auditorium. Large windows on the right side of the hall.
Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Daily
(Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium)
Evening Program
A variety of programs explore the scenic, scientific, and cultural aspects of this special landscape. Nightly topics posted in the lodge, visitor center, and campground. Bring your questions and arrive 15 minutes early for an "Ask a park ranger" discussion.
 

North Rim Evening Ranger Program Schedule: September 20 - September 28, 2019

This schedule is subject to change. Check at Visitor Centers to confirm times and locations. Accessible.

Friday, September 20
Hoo’s Making all this Noise?
Explore the secret world of Mexican spotted owls.
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 21
Uranium Mining + Grand Canyon
The fracturing of sacred land, or pragmatic choices at minimal cost?
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 22
Leave It As It Is
Join Ranger Tim on a journey through the history of America’s national parks.
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm

Monday, September 23
The Many Hats of a Park Ranger
Explore the many roles of a park ranger and how we each fill many roles in our own lives.
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 24
Canyon Constellations
Explore the beauty, mythology, and the science of the night sky over the Grand Canyon.
Outdoor Program. Dress Warmly.
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 25
Hoo’s Making all this Noise?
Explore the secret world of Mexican spotted owls.
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 26
Epic Fail
Mistakes, missteps, and miscalculations on the grandest stage.
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm

Friday, September 27
Fastest Known Time
Women are running Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim faster than ever before.
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 28
What’s in a Name?
Peaks, plateaus, and paths - uncover the stories behind the names of Grand Canyon’s geographic features.
Meet at Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium - 8:00 pm
 
a woman sitting at a table and painting designs on a white vase. A display of small clay containers is in the foreground.
Eileen Yatsattie, Zuni Potter - Photo/Nancy K. Varga

North Rim Heritage Week

Heritage Week takes place in August every year. The event celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the Colorado Plateau, the Arizona Strip and Grand Canyon.

Native American Heritage Week began in 1993 as “Paiute Days” which celebrated the Paiute as the last Native American group to occupy the North Rim of what would become Grand Canyon National Park. In 1997, the event was expanded to include all Native American groups with cultural ties to the Grand Canyon. Today, eleven tribes maintain strong cultural connections to the canyon.

Throughout Native American Heritage Week, special programs will be offered by tribal members and non-tribal members on a variety of subjects, ranging from ethno-botany to Native American music and dance. Programmed activities will take place in various locations throughout the North Rim developed area.

Note: Regularly scheduled ranger programs will not be presented during this special event.
 

Learn More About the North Rim of Grand Canyon

Last updated: September 20, 2019

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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