Trail of Time Grand Canyon Walking Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon
A Trail Of Time Tour Like No Other
- Enjoy a scenic ride to and from the trail in a heated, 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
- Watch an IMAX film that delves into the canyon's wild areas and the history of its explorers
- 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 a heated 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, heated 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.
IMAX Movie is viewed either before or after your Jeep tour, your choice. Showtimes are hourly at half-past the hour. Grand Canyon National Park re-entry requires the purchase of a park pass.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
We loved the tour and our guide was phenomenal!
It was amazing, both the tour guide and his expertise. He was a great guide and patient with us as we stopped often to take pictures.
The tour was extremely informative! It was so enjoyable and our tour guide Bryan kept us at a great pace throughout. We were able to ask many questions while we received thoughtful answers with excellent detail.
Ex ring and fun. Loved the wildlife along the way
Exactly what we wanted. It was great to relax and enjoy the Canyon without the hassle of finding our way around and worrying about parking etc
Crystal Chapman, 2021
I was so appreciative of the fact that I was able to take my 10th graders into the Canyon. Y'all really helped me out since the regulations are so restrictive since Covid-19.
Rosalind , 2020
This was one amazing tour. The Grand Canyon has never been a bucket list item. My Dad, my siblings and I are taking the Route 66 road trip to Ca and this is one of the sites one our list. I couldn’t have imagined how amazing this was to see. I will definitely be bringing my husband and son back to see this amazing site.
I mustache you a question Rob? His answers were knowledgeable with the geology of the canyon. You’re fanstachestic thanks for the tour Merica!
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