North Rim Ranger Programs

A scenic view of Bright Angel Point.
 

Park Ranger Programs: North Rim
The North Rim season runs 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 – 9:30 am Daily
(Roaring Springs Overlook, Visitor Center Parking Lot)
Nature Walk
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.
 
Aerial view looking east up the "v" shaped Transept Canyon. Bright Angel Point is on the right.
10 am – 10:20 am Daily
(Roaring Springs Overlook, Visitor Center Parking Lot)
Geo-glimpse
Learn how Grand Canyon formed during this short introductory talk. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible.
 
Dirt trail bisecting a meadow of thick fern growth. The edge of a pine forest is in the background.
10 am – 1 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
(Widforss Trailhead)
Widforss Trail Hike
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
(Grand Canyon Lodge Flagpole)
Flashback
Step back in time as a park ranger introduces you to a remnant of North Rim history. Wheelchair accessible
 
Aerial view looking east up the "v" shaped Transept Canyon. Bright Angel Point is on the right.
3 pm – 3:45 pm Daily
(Grand Canyon Lodge Veranda)
Grand Canyon Geology
Learn how Grand Canyon formed during this introductory talk. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible.
 
California condor has turned her pink, featherless head and is looking directly at you.
4:30 pm – 5:10 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.
 
black and white photo of a group of people gathered around a campfire under tall pine trees.
8:30 pm – 9:15 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
(North Rim Campground Amphitheater)
Campfire Talk
Learn about a fascinating aspect of Grand Canyon's story. Topics posted in the campground, lodge, and visitor center. Family-friendly program. Wheelchair accessible.
 
view looking past rows of folding chairs towards the stage of Grand Canyon Lodge's Auditorium.
8:30 pm – 9:15 pm Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
(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.
 

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Last updated: June 2, 2017

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