South Rim Village - Ranger Programs
Summer Schedule - Park Ranger Programs: South Rim Village
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.
7 – 11 am Daily
(South Kaibab Trailhead)
Moderate 3 mile (4.8 km) roundtrip hike. Allow 4 hours. Minimum 2 liters of water per person. Bring salty snacks, sunscreen, and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route shuttle bus to the trailhead.
9 – 10 am Daily
(Bright Angel Trailhead)
Walk among brachiopods, sponges, and other marine creatures that thrived on this part of the continent 270 million years ago, before the age of the dinosaurs. This easy 1/2-mile (0.8 km) one-way walk explores an exposed fossil bed along the rim. Family friendly.
10:30 – 11:15 am Daily
(Verkamp's Visitor Center)
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. Accessible. Easy walk.
1:30 – 1:50 pm Daily
2 – 2:20 pm Daily
3:30 – 4:30 pm Daily
5 pm – 5:20 pm Daily
(Meet at Grand Canyon Visitor Center)
Learn about some of Grand Canyon's diverse wild inhabitants who survive here in this place of extreme changes in elevation, exposure, and climate. Family-friendly program. Accessible. Family friendly.
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Daily
(Village Amphiteater, located on the Rim Trail west of El Tovar)
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. Accessible. Family friendly.
Special Events and Evening Programs
South Rim Village Evening Ranger Program Schedule: June 23-30, 2018
Last updated: June 23, 2018