South Rim Village - Ranger Programs

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Information Table Staffed by Park Rangers

 
a park ranger is staffing an information table just inside an entrance to the visitor center.
Information tables, just inside the visitor center entrances, are staffed by park rangers from 9 am - 4 pm Thursday through Monday. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Rangers will answer any questions you may have.

The Visitor Center Building is Closed

  • However, Information tables, staffed by park rangers, are located at the building entrances. Hours: 9 am - 4 pm daily, Thursday through Monday (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Rangers are available to answer any questions you may have.
  • In addition, trip planning and hiking information is available through signs and exhibits outside of the building — and at other key locations throughout the park.
  • Note: masks must be worn in busy outdoor areas, like the Visitor Center Plaza. Signs are posted where the mask zones are located.
 
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During January and February, ranger talks are presented at the Yavapai Point Amphitheater at 11 am, Thursday through Monday. (No talks given on Tuesday and Wednesday)

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11:00 am Ranger Talk: Ranger's Choice

  • Presented Thursday through Monday. The topic is chosen by the ranger and there is a different presentation each day. Learn the day's topic at the Visitor Center information table, or from signs. The program is not offered on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
  • 30 Minutes Free Accessible Weather Permitting.
  • Meet at Yavapai Point Amphitheater (300 ft/ 90m east of Yavapai Geology Musuem). Park in the Yavapai Point/Museum parking lot
  • or ride the free Kaibab (Orange) Route shuttle from the Visitor Center.
 

Things to See and Do at Yavapai Point

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    Evening Ranger Programs

    • During the winter of 2022, there are no Evening Ranger Programs.

     

    Things to Know

    All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present.

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs.
    • All programs are Free of Charge.


    To manage the continuing threat of COVID-19, the following safety precautions are in place:

    • Wearing a mask is required for everyone at these ranger programs.
    • Social distancing is required between separate families/traveling groups.
    • If you are experiencing a dry cough, fever over 100.4º F or diffculty breathing, please do not attend ranger programs.
     

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