South Rim Village - Ranger Programs

A crowd of people on Mather Point at sunset.
 
Winter 2019 Schedule - Park Ranger Programs: South Rim Village

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 Daily
(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.

 
Zone Tail Hawk flying overhead against a blue sky
Zone Tail Hawk
10:45 - 11:05 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 5, 2019
(Meet at Yaki Point)
Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) Shuttle Bus to Yaki Point.
Raptor Migration Talk
Join Hawkwatch International and learn about the raptors that are migrating through Grand Canyon. Accessible. Family friendly.
 
Zone Tail Hawk flying overhead against a blue sky
Zone Tail Hawk
2:30 - 2:50 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 5, 2019
(Meet at Yaki Point)
Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) Shuttle Bus to Yaki Point.
Raptor Migration Talk
Join Hawkwatch International and learn about the raptors that are migrating through Grand Canyon. Accessible. Family friendly.
 
Bighorn ewe sitting on a limestone ledge and looking at the camera. vertical cliff in the background
A bighorn ewe
3 - 3:20 pm Daily
(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
View our 2019 schedule of special events and exhibits.

 

Hawk Migration Observation Site

September 6, through November 5, 2019
(Meet at Yaki Point)
Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) Shuttle Bus to Yaki Point, then follow signs from Yaki Point to the observation site. Trail to the observation site is not accessible by wheelchair.

9 am – 4 pm Daily

Hawks in Canada and Alaska migrate south to Mexico during the winter, and then return to their northern breeding grounds in the summer. In the fall, migratory hawks flying south for the winter pass through Grand Canyon. Join Hawkwatch International staff to learn about these different hawk species and maybe even spot a raptor in migration.

 

Learn More About Park Visitor Centers and Museums

 
Logo with stylized graphic of river cutting through cliffs in a desert landscape. text: 1919-2019, Grand Canyon National Park Centennial.


Grand Canyon National Park is 100 Years Old!

Learn about Birthday Events throughout 2019

https://www.nps.gov/grca/getinvolved/2019-centennial-events.htm

Last updated: October 19, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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