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.

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.

Learn More About the North Rim of Grand Canyon

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 Days

Heritage Days will take place August 8 and 9, 2019. The event celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the Colorado Plateau, the Arizona Strip and Grand Canyon.

Native American Heritage Days 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 Days, 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.

Last updated: May 16, 2019

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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