While the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is closed during the month of February, there are lots of exciting activities and adventures that are offered by the Park Ranger Program in the South Rim. It is important to note that the outdoor activities may be cancelled, depending on weather conditions. It is common for snow and ice to be present during the month of February; however, the severities of these conditions are typically mild in the South Rim region. In this brief guide, you will be introduced to the most popular programs. Best of all, these programs are completely free!
The Tour of Kolb Studio
Each day, from the times of 10am to 11am, there is a tour of the Kolb Studio. Here, you will be transported back in time, to the period in which the Kolb brothers lived. You will get to explore the structure that they called home in the year of 1904. You will also get to witness a spectacular photography studio that descends a whopping FIVE levels into the Grand Canyon. This particular tour only has an available space for 15 individuals. In order to ensure that you get your spot, you may call 928-638-2771 to make your reservations; otherwise, you should simply register for the event at the Kolb Studio prior to the tour.
The Stories of the Grand Canyon
The next free program offered by the park rangers of the Grand Canyon is Grand Canyon Stories. Here, you will be provided with a leisurely walking tour that provides different stories pertaining to the geological formations that abound within the national park, the history of the region, the past-day and present-day ecology, and more! Not only will you learn about this magnificent location, but, you will get to witness some of the most breathtaking views of the region!
The next park ranger program that is absolutely free of charge is the Geology Glimpse that runs from 2pm to 2:30pm daily at the ever-popular Yavapai Geology Museum. Here, you will get to learn about the formation of the national park and get to explore a vast array of fossils and artifacts that have been found in and around the park – up close and personal. This is considered to be one of the most popular Grand Canyon tours for visiting families with children.
The Grand Canyon is an immense, magical region that will captivate the senses and ignite the imagination. The vast geological formations, the bright array of colors, and the seemingly endless expanse of land will leave you mesmerized. While visiting the national park, you should take advantage of one of the park ranger programs outlined in this brief guide. Not only will you learn a lot about the history of the area, but, you will be introduced to scenic routes and inside information that is limited. In addition to these programs, there are many tours that you may embark upon. For more information, simply click HERE.