Park Ranger Programs - Winter 2016/2017

 

 
A crowd of people on Mather Point at sunset.
 
Park Ranger Programs: South Rim

All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present. Summer thunderstorms frequently can occur through early September with the potential for torrential rains, frequent lightning, and sudden flash floods. The South Rim Winter Program Schedule begins December 1, 2016 and runs through February 28, 2017.


Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs. All programs are free of charge.

 
Two park rangers repairing emergency telephone in canyon. Pack mule to their right.
Park rangers repairing emergency telephone (1937)
10 – 11 am Daily
(Verkamp's Visitor Center)
History Program
For thousands of years, humans have been part of the Grand Canyon. Join a ranger to discover different stories of humankind's enduring relationship with the canyon. Topics vary daily. Programs may include a walk around the village historic district.
 
Various rock strata as seen from the Abyss overlook
Rock strata as seen from the Abyss overlook

2 – 2:30 pm Daily
(Yavapai Geology Museum)
Geology Glimpse
Learn how Grand Canyon formed while exploring Yavapai Geology Museum during this short introductory talk. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible. Consider walking the Trail of Time following the program.

 
Sunset light in Grand Canyon seen from Kolb Studio. Historic photo of the brothers is superimposed on the right.
Emery and Ellsworth Kolb, pioneer photographers
2 – 3 pm Daily
(Kolb Studio)
Kolb Studio Tour
Step back in time and delve into the lives of the Kolb brothers as you tour their 1904 home and photography studio that descends five levels into the canyon. Limited to 15 participants. Register at Kolb Studio for the tour prior to that day's program or by calling 928-638-2771.
 
Various rock strata as seen from the Abyss overlook
Rock strata as seen from the Abyss overlook

3:30 – 4 pm Daily
(Yavapai Geology Museum)
Geology Glimpse
Learn how Grand Canyon formed while exploring Yavapai Geology Museum during this short introductory talk. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible. Consider walking the Trail of Time following the program.

 
Looking at the left-facing, full-body profiles of two mule deer in a snowy landscape.
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

4 – 4:30 pm Daily
(Grand Canyon Visitor Center)
Critter Chat
Learn about some of Grand Canyon's diverse wild inhabitants who survive here in this place of extreme changes in elevation, exposure, and climate.

 
The Milky Way seen in the sky above Grand Canyon. Silhouettes of trees below
Grand Canyon's night sky

6:30 - 7:30 pm Check at Visitor Center for details.
(Check at Visitor Centers to confirm times and locations)
Evening Program
Discover Grand Canyon in the evening! Explore some of the park's lesser-known stories and facts. Programs may include presentations in a beautiful auditorium, star walks, night hikes, cemetery tours, and more.

 

 
A scenic view of Desert View Watchtower
 

Park Ranger Programs: Desert View
February 5 through 18, 2017

Return to South Rim Village Programs

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.

 
looking acros round Kiva Room of Watchtower. Large picture windows around the circumfrence alternating with stone pillars that hold up a circular log roof. Flagstone floor.
Interior of Desert View Kiva Room in the Watchtower
Desert View Watchtower
Watchtower Tour (30 minutes) Free
3:30 pm: February 8,14,15,17

Mary Colter Living History Tour (30 Minutes) Free
2:30 pm: February 10
3:30 pm: February 7,16
 
In the foreground, the partial ruin wall, about three feet high. In the background, a ranger has her back to the camera and is addressing a group of 10 people who are taking her tour.
Park ranger leading a tour of Tusayan Ruins
Tusayan Museum Tusayan Ruins Tour
(Meets at Tusayan Museum) Free
30 minutes - Daily 1:30 pm

 

 
A scenic view of Bright Angel Point.
 

Park Ranger Programs: North Rim
The North Rim is CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
North Rim Ranger Programs Have Ended for the 2016 Season
The season runs May 15 through October 15 of each year.

Return to South Rim Programs

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.

 
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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

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

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