North Rim Ranger Programs

A scenic view of Bright Angel Point.

North Rim Ranger Programs: May 27 - October 15

North Rim 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.

Walking down greenway trail looking up at tall trees as sunlight filters through.
8:30 am – 9:15 am Daily (5/15-9/3)
Nature Walk
Meet at: Roaring Springs Canyon Overlook
Learn about the natural processes that sustain ponderosa pine and aspen forests.Start your morning with a relaxed 1.5-mile (2.4 km) walk with some elevation gain and loss.
Accessible, 45 Minutes
Aerial view looking east up the "v" shaped Transept Canyon. Bright Angel Point is on the right.
10 am – 10:20 am Daily (5/27-10/15)
Geology Glimpse
Meet at: Roaring Springs Canyon Overlook
Gain quick insight into Grand Canyon's amazing geologic story. Why is it so deep, wide, and grand? Why does it exist only here and nowhere else in the world? Perfect for Junior Rangers.
Accessible, 20 Minutes
Dirt trail bisecting a meadow of thick fern growth. The edge of a pine forest is in the background.

10 am - 1 pm M, W, F, Sat (5/27-9/3)
Widforss Trail Hike
Meet at: Widforss trail trailhead
Hike historic Widforss trail to a great view of Transept Canyon. Bring a sack lunch.

Large group of lodge employees posing by the front entrance.
11:30 am – 11:50 pm Daily (5/27-9/3)
Meet at: Roaring Springs Canyon Overlook.
Step back in time as a park ranger introduces you to a remnant of North Rim history.
Accessible, 20 minutes
A squirrel perched on the edge of the rim with the canyon in the background.
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm Tues, Thur, Sun (5/27-9/3)
Critter Chat
Meet at: Roaring Springs Canyon Overlook
Join a park ranger and learn about Grand Canyon's wild inhabitants that call this place home. Perfect for Junior Rangers.
Accessible, 20 Minutes
The Colorado River snaking through the bottom of Grand Canyon
3 pm - 3:45 pm Daily (5/27-10/15)
Meet at: Grand Canyon Lodge Veranda
Learn how Grand Canyon formed during this introductory talk.
Accessible, 45 Minutes

California condor has turned her pink, featherless head and is looking directly at you.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Daily (5/27-10/15)
Condor Talk
Meet at: North Rim Campground Ampitheater
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.
Accessible, 45 Minutes
view looking past rows of folding chairs towards the stage of Grand Canyon Lodge's Auditorium.
8 pm – 9 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.
Accessible, 60 minutes.

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Last updated: June 5, 2018

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