Here’s a fact: Grand Canyon has some great sunsets. That’s why Canyonology Treks does a daily guided sunset walk along Grand Canyon’s South Rim. This is without a doubt the best way to experience an authentic Grand Canyon sunset. No tour bus. No squawking PA system. No need to stare out a window with two dozen other guests.
About an hour before sunset, guests meet under the flagpole at the park’s Visitor Center. From there, you’ll be treated to a guided walk — less than a mile, at a leisurely pace — to Yavapai Point. Along the way you’ll learn about the wildlife, ecology, geology, history, and native culture at Grand Canyon.
The entire Rim Trail traverses more than 12 miles of the South Rim, but some of the best views are to be found along the 0.7-mile segment you’ll walk. At many locations along the Rim Trail, the Colorado River is actually hidden from view. Not so on this stretch of trail. At Yavapai Point, you’ll see an Arizona sunset at one of the few South Rim viewpoints where the Colorado River is visible 5,000 feet below the rim.
After the sun has disappeared and the sky has faded, you’ll ride back to the Visitor Center in our comfortable, full-size passenger van — or, if you’re staying within the park, we’ll happily drop you off at one of the South Rim lodges or nearby Mather Campground. All in all, it’s the perfect way to experience a Grand Canyon sunset.
|Daily Sunset Walk Departure Times|
|January and December||4:00 p.m.|
|February and November||4:15 p.m.|
|March and October||4:30 p.m.|
|April and September||5:00 p.m.|
|May and August||6:00 p.m.|
|June and July||6:30 p.m.|
|Departure point: Flagpole at South Rim Visitor Center|