South Rim Village - Ranger Programs

A crowd of people on Mather Point at sunset.

Park Ranger Programs have been suspended during 2020. Grand Canyon National Park is continuing to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance, and is adjusting operations as needed. The information presented here is primarily to help you plan a visit during 2021.

Visit this web page for the current list of what is open, and for park-wide updates >

All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present. Thunderstorms frequently can occur through September with the potential for torrential rains, frequent lightning, and sudden flash floods.

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

Various rock strata as seen from the Abyss overlook
Rock strata as seen from the Abyss overlook

10:30 - 10:50 am Suspended
(Meet at 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.

Bighorn ewe sitting on a limestone ledge and looking at the camera. vertical cliff in the background
A bighorn ewe
3 - 3:20 pm Suspended
(Meet at 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. Family-friendly program. Accessible. Family friendly.

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

Special Events Suspended

Check at the Visitor Center and bulletin boards around the park for any special programs that may be taking place during your visit.

View our 2020 schedule of special events and exhibits.


Learn More About Park Visitor Centers and Museums

  • Return to the Ranger Program Index Page
  • Desert View Ranger Program and Cultural Demonstrator Schedule. Desert View is located on the South Rim, 24 miles east of Grand Canyon Village on State Route 64, also known as Desert View Drive.
  • North Rim Ranger Programs (May 15 through October 15)
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Ranger-led walking tour from Bright Angel Trailhead to Maricopa Point with Ranger Dave.

Last updated: December 4, 2020

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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