The Grand Trail Tour
TOUR TIME: Approximately 3 hours
PRICE: $115.00 per adult, $104.00 per child (ages 1.5 to 15 years)
Price does not include taxes. 15% gratuity required for groups of 8 or more.
TOUR INCLUDES PARK ENTRY FEE*
- Step back in time as you visit the majestic Grand Canyon and its fascinating “Trail of Time.”
- Cruise in your open-air Jeep Wrangler, taking in the sights on the way to the trail.
- Walk the paved “Trail of Time,” from Yavapai Point to Grand Canyon Village.
- Your 3-mile walk with take you through a geologic history of the canyon’s rock formations.
- With hands-on activities and with your guide’s expertise, history will come to life.
- Your guide will help you examine a fossil, watch for wildlife, and identify unique plants.
- Learn about (and see firsthand) ancient rocks and algal reefs.
- Enter the Yavapai Geology Museum for a deeper look into the canyon’s geology.
- Visit Grand Canyon Village, home to the El Tovar Hotel, Hopi House, and authentic Hopi market.
- Your guide’s stories will open your eyes to the beauty and wonder of the Grand Canyon.
- See the canyon in high-definition in the IMAX movie, “Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets.”
*Fee does not cover park re-entry after tour.
Step back in time with Pink Jeep Tours’ Grand Trail Tour.
Experience the unending vastness and awesome beauty of the Grand Canyon – on the ground. An open-air Jeep Wrangler will bring you to the trail and your expert guide, brimming with facts about the geological formations and the multi-colored rock layers, will walk you along the paved Trail of Time from Yavapai Point to Grand Canyon Village.
With ample time to take in the expansive views and ever-changing light, you will stop at Yavapai Point Observatory, Hopi House, filled with exquisite Hopi arts and crafts, and the magnificent El Tovar Lodge.
So, what is the Trail of Time? The Trail of Time is a paved trail almost 3 miles long that is brimming with hands-on Grand Canyon activities. The trail resembles a geologic timeline of the formation of the Grand Canyon. Each meter of the trail represents one million years of the Grand Canyon’s rich geological history.
You’ll have plenty of time to take in the astounding views of the Grand Canyon. Peer through the wall of windows at Yavapai Point for views of the Grand Canyon’s expansive gorge. Then step inside the nearby Yavapai Geology Museum for an interactive introduction to Grand Canyon geology that explores the Canyon floor and the Colorado River through films and exhibits.
Along the trail, you’ll notice bronze markers within the paved path. These markers point out your location in time of the Grand Canyon forming. Go further to find Grand Canyon activities of ancient rocks you can touch. Wayside exhibits explain how these rocks formed within the Grand Canyon as well as key events in history leading up to pivotal Grand Canyon formations. Rocks are placed alongside their “birthdays” of appearing within the Grand Canyon. Keep a lookout for rocks with 1.7-billion-year-old folds, 1.2-billion-year-old mud cracks, 800-million-year-old algal reefs and 270-million-year-old fossils. Viewing tubes along the trail link times on the timeline to landmarks and rocks in the canyon below.
The end of the trail doesn’t mean the end to your Grand Canyon activities. There’s much to explore at the Grand Canyon Village. This National Historic Landmark District features El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House. Explore the timeless charm of El Tovar’s lobby as well as the elegant exterior designed to be a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian Villa. Did you know that the El Tovar Hotel was once considered the most elegant hotel west of the Mississippi River? At Hopi House, discover exquisite art crafted by Hopi artisans. This Native American market, designed to resemble a traditional Hopi pueblo, was built in 1905 with native stone in a series of ascending terraces.
Beautiful, comfortable, educating and imformative! All staff very friendly. Felt right at home! Will definitely recommend Pink Jeep Tours, our Jeep was very clean!
Stephanie, 02 Nov 2016
Best tour I've ever had thanks to fred
Ed and Gerri, 22 Oct 2016
Fantastic a day to remember and left us wanting more we'll be back
David, 17 Oct 2016
FANTASTIC TOUR HIGHLY RECOMEMDED THE TOUR GUIDE KEAGEN WAS VERY GOOD
MYRNA, 05 Oct 2016
Loved tour and guide took great pictures for us.
Mary Frances, 25 Sep 2016
Altina, 21 Sep 2016
Excellent . It gave us a great appreciation of Grand Canyon without the hassle
Karen, 11 Sep 2016
Amazing, awesome highly recommend!
Jennifer, 11 Sep 2016
The tour was a great idea. We arrived at the Grnd Canyon and knew nothing about where to go and what to see. The tour was very comprehensive, the Guide was great and educated, and and we saw the great greatness of the Grand Canyon on just one day trip.
Piotr, 05 Sep 2016
Duf really enhanced our visit to the Grand Canyon. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Thanks, Duf!
Marie, 05 Sep 2016
Great fun and the host was lovely!
Anu, 31 Aug 2016
Linda, 28 Aug 2016
The Tour was absolutly perfect! We are here from all over Germany and just this Tour with Fred was worth the trip to Grand Canyon! Fred wasn't only very very friendly and helpful, he also was telling great stories and also showed interest in our lives over in Germany! :) The View he showed was.. you can't describe it.. speachless.. so lots of thanks Fred :)
Pete, 27 Aug 2016
Amazing! Exactly what we wanted!!
Melinda, 19 Aug 2016
The tour was amazing....we had s small group so we had a lot of attention from Andrew!
Tessa, 14 Aug 2016
awesome, exciting, beautiful
Helga, 01 Aug 2016
Very informative and a very informative, kind, and knowledgable tour guide.
Margaret, 12 Jul 2016
It was fun and entertaining! Sean was very accommodating to our needs. Timing and flexibility were great! Because it was just the two of us, we completed the tour ahead of schedule, Sean then proceeded to show us other points of interest not in the original tour. Sean showed great flexibility and commitment to customer service. We would definitely recommend the tour and your company.
John, 11 Jul 2016
Sam was an amazing guide and we learned a lot about the history of the canyon.
Matthew, 07 Jul 2016
Smooth ride with beautiful scenery nice short walks with interesting information on everything seen.
Charlotte, 06 Jul 2016