A Two Mile Journey along the Trail of Time
Slow down while enjoying the fresh, high desert air and canyon vistas during a walk along the Grand Canyon rim.
$120.88 child (2 - 15)
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 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.
Grand Canyon South RIm (Grand Canyon)