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 through the canyon's geological ages along the 2-mile Trail of Time
- 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
*Due to IMAX theater renovations from Oct. 3rd until early 2023, each tour party will receive a FREE IMAX Movie DVD.
Slow down and enjoy the high-desert fresh air and canyon vistas while walking the Grand Canyon's Trail of Time. This two-mile, paved pathway stretches between Yavapai Point and Grand Canyon Village and traces the canyon's geological timeline along several viewpoints.
Ride the South Rim in an open-air Jeep® Wrangler to the Yavapai Geology Museum, where you will get a first look at the geological layers that make up the Grand Canyon. Explore exhibits and take in some of the best panoramic views of the canyon from Yavapai Point, the South Rim's northernmost overlook.
Before you embark on the Trail of Time walk, your Pink Adventure guide will suggest the best places to photograph breathtaking vistas and capture the ever-changing scenery. This is an exclusive guided experience that you can’t find anywhere else.
As you stroll the paved pathway from Yavapai Point to Grand Canyon Village, stop to read the various exhibits about the forces that created the Grand Canyon. Feel the texture of 1.7 billion-year-old rocks at the hands-on displays. Peer through scopes while your guide explains the “birthdays” of the rock layers that stack the canyon walls.
The Trail of Time ends at Grand Canyon Village where you will have free time to explore historical architecture and learn about the development of Grand Canyon National Park. Visit the famous El Tovar Hotel, once considered the most luxurious hotel west of the Mississippi. Tour the Hopi House designed by Mary Coulter, an influential and skilled Southwest architect.
Your guide will share stories about ancient cultures, early pioneers, artists and writers who made the Canyon famous. Shop for keepsakes, authentic souvenirs and hand-made works by Native American artisans.
In addition to park admissions fees, your tour includes tickets* to the IMAX film, Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets. See stunning aerial footage of inaccessible places deep below the rim and 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.
Know Before You Go
- Children must be 2 years old; ages 2-15 qualify for child pricing
- Jeep tour travels on paved, public roads.
- Trail of Time is an easy, 2-mile walk on a paved pathway with mostly level ground.
- Tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
- Wear closed-toe shoes, bring bottled water, sunscreen and a hat.
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY
Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
Really great tour, Up into the canyon and then down the trail on foot learning about the creation of the valley with a very engaging guide with great local and outdoors knowledge
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
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