South Rim Village - Ranger Programs

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a large room with high ceilings and exhibits and maps on the walls. standing behind a curved desk, a park ranger is answering visitor questions.
The South Rim Visitor Center is open between 10 am and 4 pm daily. Rangers are available at the information desk to answer any questions you may have.

Visitor Center Hours

  • Face masks are required inside park buildings when Coconino County CDC COVID-19 levels are in HIGH. Check the alert at the top of the page for our current status.
  • Trip planning and hiking information is also available through signs and exhibits outside of the building — and at other key locations throughout the park.

Ranger Programs Are NOT Being Presented This Week

Programs will resume during Thanksgiving holidays.

Things to Know About Ranger Programs

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:

  • Social distancing is suggested, 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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Ranger Program Videos

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Have you ever wondered how the Grand Canyon was formed and why it is found here in Northern Arizona? To understand the formation of the canyon, there is a simple way to remember how it was shaped over time. All you have to remember are the letters D U D E or dude. The letters stand for: Deposition, Uplift, Down cutting and Erosion.

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Ranger-led walking tour from Bright Angel Trailhead to Maricopa Point with Ranger Dave.

Last updated: October 9, 2022

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