South Rim Village - Ranger Programs

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A crowd of people on Mather Point at sunset.
On the left, several people waiting in line under tent canopy to ask questions of a park ranger standing behind an outdoor information table with maps.
This week, park rangers have an information table just outside the Visitor Center that is open between 8 am and 4 pm daily. Rangers are available to answer any questions you may have.

Visitor Center Hours

  • Due to current, COVID-19 Community Level in Coconino County, —and decisions made by park leadership, masks are required this week, for all individuals over the age of two years (regardless of vaccinations status), in park buildings, and on public transportation, including the free park shuttle buses.
  • The Visitor Center Building is closed, however, an information desk staffed by park rangers is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm just outside the front of the building.
  • Trip planning and hiking information is also available through signs and exhibits outside of the building — and at other key locations throughout the park.

South Rim Village Ranger Programs

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    Things to Know About Ranger Programs

    All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present.

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs.
    • All programs are Free of Charge.

    To manage the continuing threat of COVID-19, the following safety precautions are in place:

    • Social distancing is suggested, between separate families/traveling groups.
    • If you are experiencing a dry cough, fever over 100.4º F or diffculty breathing, please do not attend ranger programs.

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    Grand Canyon , AZ 86023



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