When you stand on canyon’s edge and look out, it feels unreal, almost like you’re looking into a painting. Then you look down, and realize that you are very high up, and the canyon is, in fact, very real.
Formed over millennia by the Colorado River, the canyon is ancient. You can learn more about this history by taking the walk through time hiking trail along the South Rim.
The South Rim of the canyon is open all year, show or shine, and is a little over an hour drive from the home, or two hours on the Grand Canyon Railroad. There are multiple hiking trails around the canyon for all different skill levels. Visit the Grand Canyon Visitor Center to learn more about hiking the canyon.
JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
If you have little ones, consider completing the Junior Ranger Program. To become a Junior Ranger, pick up a Junior Ranger Activity Book at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Then, with your child, complete the activities listed in the book for your child’s age group. Activities include going to ranger talks, hiking along the rim, and visiting the park visitor’s center. Once your Junior Ranger has completed his or her booklet, bring it to the Visitor Center to receive an official Grand Canyon Junior Ranger Badge. While fun for the kiddos to go on an adventure, adults will enjoy learning about the canyon too while completing the Junior Ranger Program!