South Rim Village - Ranger Programs

A crowd of people on Mather Point at sunset.
 
Fall 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.


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

 
Two park rangers repairing emergency telephone in canyon. Pack mule to their right.
Park rangers repairing emergency telephone (1937)
10:30 – 11:15 am Daily
(Verkamp's Visitor Center)
History Walk
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.
 
Zone Tail Hawk flying overhead against a blue sky

10:45 pm Friday through Monday
(Yaki Point - Sept. 21 through Oct. 29)
Raptor Migration Talk
Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) shuttle bus from the Visitor Center to Yaki Point. (Private vehicles are not permitted at Yaki Point)

Join Hawkwatch International volunteers to learn about raptors migrating in the sky over Grand Canyon.

 
Zone Tail Hawk flying overhead against a blue sky

2:30 pm Friday through Monday
(Yaki Point - Sept. 21 through Oct. 29)
Raptor Migration Talk
Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) shuttle bus from the Visitor Center to Yaki Point. (Private vehicles are not permitted at Yaki Point)

Join Hawkwatch International volunteers to learn about raptors migrating in the sky over Grand Canyon.

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

3:30 – 3:50 pm Daily
(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
4 pm – 4:20 pm Daily
Critter Chat
(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.

 
Zone Tail Hawk flying overhead against a blue sky

9 am – 6 pm Daily
(Yaki Point Hawk Observation Site)
Hawk Observation
Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) shuttle bus from the Visitor Center to Yaki Point. (Private vehicles are not permitted at Yaki Point)

Join Hawkwatch International volunteers to spot raptors migrating in the sky over Grand Canyon. Follow tempoary signs from Yaki Point shuttle stop, to the Hawk Observation site.

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

Special Events and Evening Programs

During the fall, evening programs are offered periodically. Programs may include presentations in a beautiful auditorium, star walks, night hikes, cemetery tours, and more.

Upon arrival in the park, check visitor centers for more information.

In addition: view our schedule of special events and exhibits.

 

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Last updated: October 1, 2018

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

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