Trail of Time Grand Canyon Walking Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon, AZ
A Trail Of Time Tour Like No Other
- Enjoy a scenic ride to and from the trail in an open-air Pink Jeep® Wrangler
- Walk the Trail of Time for hands-on exhibits and visualize the canyon’s geological history, approximately 2 miles
- Learn to spot fossils, wildlife and plant species from an expert guide
- Visit Yavapai Geology Museum for natural history lessons and views beyond the rim
- Hear stories about the area’s human ancestors at Grand Canyon Village
- Shop for art and keepsakes at historic Hopi House
- Includes IMAX tickets and park admission for tour only; park re-entry requires purchase of park pass
Children must be 2 years. Ages 2 to 15 yrs qualify for child pricing.
Slow down while enjoying the fresh, high desert air and canyon vistas during a walk along the Grand Canyon rim. You'll ride in an open-air Jeep® Wrangler to the Grand Canyon's Trail of Time where you'll walk along a path tracing the canyon's geologic timeline.
As you explore, your Pink Adventure Tour guide will suggest the best places along the Trail of Time to photograph breathtaking vistas and capture views of the ever-changing scenes. Your guide will teach you how to identify local plant species, fossils and wildlife. This is an exclusive experience that you can’t find anywhere else.
The Trail of Time is a relatively new feature at the South Rim. You’ll stroll along a paved pathway between Yavapai Point and Grand Canyon Village. Stop to read the corresponding exhibits to gain a new perspective on the age of the Grand Canyon and the forces that created it. Hands-on displays allow you to feel the texture of rocks as old as 1.7 billion years. You'll peer into the canyon through scopes while your guide explains the “birthdays” of rocks in the canyon’s layers and how to identify details like algal reefs and mud cracks. This walk is approximately 2 miles.
Visit the Yavapai Geology Museum for even more geologic education with films, artwork and 3D models. You’ll survey the canyon through panoramic windows while your Certified Interpretive Guide simplifies the details with anecdotes and humor that bring the past to life.
The Trail of Time ends at Grand Canyon Village where you can learn about the area’s human history and ancient cultures. You’ll see architecturally significant places like El Tovar, which was once considered the most luxurious hotel west of the Mississippi. Hopi House was the first building designed by Mary Coulter, an influential and skilled Southwest architect. See artifacts and shop for keepsakes or artwork before making the drive back in a custom, open-air Pink Jeep Wrangler.
In addition to park admissions fees, your tour includes a viewing of the movie, Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets. This popular IMAX movie features stunning aerial footage of inaccessible places deep below the rim. You’ll also hear stories about the explorers and native peoples of yesteryear.
The IMAX Movie may be viewed either before or after your tour. Showtimes are hourly, at half-past the hour. Re-entry to the Grand Canyon National Park requires the purchase of a park pass.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
Great, guide was amazing. Still talking about it
Halle was great!! We loved it!
"Frankipedia" - Frank - was great! We really enjoyed our tour!
The tour was excellent. Frank was a wonderful guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced at the canyon. I would highly recommend him!
I loved the opportunity to walk more of the Rim, see the interesting rock specimens of each strata, then learn about the architecture and history of the historic hotels there.
Liz made the tour AMAZING!! She added great context and color to an already fabulous and majestic site. We learned soooooo much from her. She's an amazing ambassador too!
Without this tour, my understanding of the Grand Canyon would have been very different. I had walked the same trail the day before reading the signage. However, William gave me a comprehensive understanding of what I had read.
Tour was great but a few too MANY questions in this questionnaire
It was fun
Excellent your because of the Liz our guide
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