Grand Canyon National Park
Just For Kids
Here are just a few of the many activities kids can enjoy at Grand Canyon National Park.
Become a Junior Ranger
By completing a list of activities -described in the Junior Ranger Activity Book, kids 4 to 14 can receive Junior Ranger badges and certificates. For more information, check at Canyon View Information Plaza, Tusayan Museum and Yavapai -Observation Station.
Why was water so important in forming the Grand Canyon? Why is it important for you to drink lots of water here? Make a list of how water is used at Grand Canyon.
Read a Book
Lynne Foster's Exploring the Grand Canyon: Adventures of Yesterday and Today is full of imaginative activities, including creating a sketch pad of animals and their tracks, plants and rock formations, canyon crossword puzzles and "Fold a Raven" origami. Available at park bookstores.
Children's activity books are available at the El Tovar, Bright Angel and Arizona Room restaurants. These interpretive, educational and entertaining books also reward those who visit select gift shops with stickers and a prize for collecting all four. Activity books are also available at Hermits Rest and the Desert View Watchtower.
Take a Hike
From Yavapai Observation Station, it's a three-mile hike along the Rim Trail to Maricopa Point. Self-guiding trail pamphlets are available along the way. Guided walks and hikes with park rangers are also offered; check The Guide for current schedules.
Ride the Rails
The Grand Canyon Railway will take your entire family back to the Old West on a steam engine ride into the Grand Canyon after a rousing send-off at the Williams Depot.