It’s hard to imagine a better destination than Grand Canyon for the adventurous family: big views, amazing rocks, intriguing plants and animals, and a rich American Indian story. On fun-filled short walks along and below the rim, our staff will share the many wonders of the world’s most famous chasm.
Ideally, children must be 8 years or older. Adults without children are welcome to participate too!
Let our family show yours why they call it Grand Canyon. During a private guided tour, a Field Institute instructor will weave the canyon’s story on short hikes, both above and below the rim, to amazing destinations.
Typically meeting at Maswik Lodge at 8:30 a.m., you proceed to the nearby Bright Angel Trail (we're experts on the South Kaibab, Hermit, and Grandview trails too) after a brief introduction and safety talk. This historic rim-to-river trail has a great deal to offer the inquisitive hiker. Ancient rocks and fossils, prehistoric American Indian inscriptions, amazing plants and animals, and some of the most breathtaking views in North America will be yours to enjoy. How far you descend will be determined by the group’s hiking strength, interests, and the prevailing weather conditions.
Once back on the rim, your instructor will share with you the pioneer beginnings of Grand Canyon Village and introduce you to an array of historic buildings, including a behind the scenes look at the Kolb Brothers' Studio.
Your day will end in the late afternoon, much the same way it began; surrounded by compelling views of the world’s most famous chasm.
Price for the class includes:
You are responsible for:
Ideally, children must be 8 years or older.
Looking to hike a different trail? Rim Trail, South Kaibab Trail, Hermit Trail, or Grandview Trail? We can do that too!
This day-tour includes optional inner-canyon hiking. Participants should come seasonally prepared and be enthusiastic about outdoor exploration. > Weather Forecast
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Our family’s experience was nothing short of amazing! "Slim" provided a perspective we would have never been able to get on our own and we learned so much. Her passion for the Canyon and what she does came through too, which made our time something we’ll never forget!”
The guides were awesome – so educational and patient!!! Encouraging & helpful in every way. Such an amazing first visit to the canyon – Life changing to have experienced the GC up close & personal… Thank you so much!”
I've brought many School groups to the Field Institute and the quality of instruction provides them with an understanding of American Indian cultures, diverse ecology, and geologic history. Students leave with a stronger sense of self confidence, an intimate connection to nature, and memories that will last a lifetime.”
Top to bottom, the Institute exceeded all of my expectations .... they ensured we packed wisely for our trip and saved me from lugging around 5 lbs junk I didn't need. Overall, it's packed with value that I don't think commercial outfitters would provide, and delivered a deeply rich experience.”