When you step onto a trail below the rim of Grand Canyon, you are walking in the footsteps of ancient people on a path that reveals the Earth's history. More than 400 miles of trails lead visitors through a geological and ecological marvel, on a journey of connection, escape, and perspective.
Tens of thousands of hikers travel from around the world each year to test their endurance and skill on Grand Canyon's steep terrain. Each year, wind, water, and time take their toll on these historic trails.
Your gift to trails protects natural habitats and improves hiker safety, ensuring that our trails remain world-class forever.
What's been completed
The Grand Canyon cannot take care of itself. With over six million visitors to the park each year, trails are impacted and the park needs help to maintain them. The Trails Forever endowment fund is a powerful and secure way to support the canyon trails we love in perpetuity.”
Laura and Arch Brown
Words cannot describe all Grand Canyon has to offer: amazing vistas, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, spectacular hiking and rafting. We contribute to trail preservation and educational programs, which are not always funded by federal dollars. Yet, they are important because they allow everyone to stay connected to Grand Canyon. We will continue to support GCA to afford other families the same opportunity.”
Howard Theile & Family
Grand Canyon has some of the best night skies on the planet. We're working to become a "Dark Sky Park" to keep it that way.
Members of American Indian tribes are working with the park to create a heritage area to share their art and culture.
More than 350 miles of historic trails lead into the canyon. Each year, crews restore popular trails to keep them welcoming and safe.