One mile history walk in Grand Canyon Village. Free afternoon to explore the canyon rim, historic village, or hike on the Bright Angel Trail.
Breakfast at the Grand Canyon Lodge Cafe.
For early risers, there is the optional pre-dawn bus/van trip and walk to view sunrise over the Grand Canyon. After breakfast, We will have a history walk in Grand Canyon Village. Grand Canyon Village includes Verkamps Visitor Center, the El Tovar Hotel, Mary Jane Colter's Hopi House, rock walls and trails built by the Civilian Conservation Corp, the Bright Angel Lodge with its famous Geological Fireplace, and Kolb Studio.
Lunch at a Grand Canyon Lodge Cafe.
In the afternoon, we will have free time to explore the Grand Canyon. Ride the Red Line Shuttle, walk on the rim, hike the Bright Angel Trail into the canyon, explore the bookstore, or visit the Kolb Studio. The Red Line Shuttle is a 14 mile scenic round trip with stops at iconic view points such as Trail View, the Powell Memorial, Hopi Point, the Abyss and Hermits Rest. The Rim Trail now includes the Geologic Walk of Time. The Trail of Time is an interpretive walking timeline trail that focuses on Grand Canyon vistas and rocks to guide visitors to ponder, explore, and understand the magnitude of geologic time and the stories encoded by Grand Canyon rock layers and landscapes. The Bright Angel Trail was originally a game trail down a geologic fault line, it has been used, modified, and expanded by successive generations of prehistoric and historic Indians, explorers, miners, and now park visitors. Originally home and office to Elsworth and Emery Kolb, the Kolb Studio now holds an exhibit documenting their extraordinary photographic career at the Grand Canyon as well as a small bookstore of the non-profit Grand Canyon Association.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
Choose between taking in a National Park Service evening ranger program (seasonal) or enjoy an evening at leisure at the Grand Canyon.