Grand Canyon Park Activities and Ranger Programs

In addition to the Grand Canyon's many historical sites, Native American ruins and museums, there are also guided hikes and tours given by park rangers. Ranger programs are free, and cover subjects like the Grand Canyon's geology, fossils, and Native American cultures, as well as the plants and animals that make this place so special.

The Grand Canyon Field Institute also offers educational tours, which combine the excitement of hiking, backpacking, camping and whitewater rafting with topics like ecology, geology and archaeology.

Have kids? Then explore the Junior Ranger Program

Ranger Program Schedule

Pet-Friendly Activities

Grand Canyon National Park allows leashed dogs on named trails above the rim (not on any inner canyon trails for their safety and yours).

  1. Walk the South Rim for great views and a safe, pet-friendly hike. You'll get to see the big draws to the Grand Canyon: Yavapai, Hopi, Mojave and Mather Points.
  2. Stop by Yavapai Tavern to grab a drink and enjoy lunch on the patio with your fur baby.
  3. Check out Desert View to cool off with some ice cream.
  4. Shop at Yavapai Lodge Gift Shop and pick pup a souvenir!
  5. Grab a beer at Grand Canyon Brewing & Distillery, just outside the park.