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Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute (GCCFI) provides amazing immersive and educational adventures at Grand Canyon—all officially designed and developed in partnership with Grand Canyon National Park. Whether you’re looking for a day hike for your family, a once-in-a-lifetime backpacking trip, or an educational class on outdoor photography, the Field Institute has a variety of programs designed to inspire you above and below the rim of Grand Canyon.
Since the Field Institute’s beginning in 1993, education has been at the core of our mission. Over the years, thousands of people have participated in hundreds of tours and classes at Grand Canyon, and many of them are now GCC members, donors, and volunteers. We are looking forward to many of you returning and can’t wait to introduce new visitors to GCCFI.
The Field Institute has evolved and changed since its inception. For the past three decades, it has helped participants explore the deep mysteries of Grand Canyon—from waterfalls and deserts thousands of feet below the rim, to the variety of animals and plants that live within the canyon’s walls—with others who are equally as passionate about the canyon. Led by experts in their fields, people who take GCCFI classes have access to immense knowledge and insight about this Natural Wonder of the World.
Our classes and tours focus on GCC’s core values of integrity, education, service, and connection. We promote a sense of place, encouraging an ethic of caring and connecting with Grand Canyon on a deeper emotional and spiritual level. We believe that the more humans collectively care about a place, the better the chance that it will be safeguarded and protected for generations to come.
Once you have a GCCFI adventure, you’ll never want to experience Grand Canyon any other way!
programs and guided hikes
visitors a year take a Field
More than 25
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. of 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.”
The guides were awesome—so educational and patient! Encouraging and 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 school groups to the Field Institute for 10 years 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.”