The Trail of Time tour is a guided outing focused on helping you explore one of Grand Canyon National Park’s newest attractions: Trail of Time. This trail runs between Yavapai Point and Grand Canyon Village, and as you hike along it your friendly guide will point out examples of local wildlife while describing the natural history of the region. All throughout you’ll also have plenty of chances for some remarkable photo opportunities.
Pink Jeep Trail of Time Tour Details
This tour departs from Pink Adventure Tours’ headquarters near Grand Canyon National Park, which are located at the National Geographic Visitor Center in Tusayan, Arizona—a small town just 5 miles or so from the South Rim. Transportation will be courtesy of one of Pink Adventure’s custom-built pink Jeep Wranglers. Your Trail of Time will take you to Yavapai Point, where you’ll get your first views of the breathtaking Grand Canyon and be able to go through the Yavapai Geology Museum. Then you’ll be able to hike along the Trail of Time itself, a 3-mile stretch of paved path that runs all the way to Grand Canyon Village; throughout this hike your informative guide will describe the natural history of the area and demonstrate how to identify to fossils and various types of local wildlife. The excursion concludes at Grand Canyon Village, where you’ll have time to explore some of that spot’s most famous attractions. The Trail of Time tour usually lasts around 3 hours. It is offered 6 times each day, running every hour, on-the-half-hour, between 9:30am and 2:30pm. Tickets typically cost approximately $115 for adults, and about $105 for all children under the age of 12 years old.
Pink Jeep Trail of Time Major Highlights
South Rim, Grand Canyon: There are few spots on the entire planet that can rival the scenic splendor of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Your Trail of Time tour experience will put you right in the middle of some of this legendary location’s most beautiful attractions.
Yavapai Geology Museum: Located at Yavapai Point—where you’ll find stunning views of the South Rim in several different directions—the Yavapai Geology Museum is an interactive space that features a variety of educational films, 3-D exhibits, models, and local artworks designed to increase your knowledge about the Grand Canyon and enhance your experience of the South Rim.
Trail of Time: This is one of the newest attractions found along the South Rim. The Trail of Time consists of a 3-mile-long stretch of paved path that runs between Yavapai Point and Grand Canyon Village. In addition to providing visitors with a pleasant walk featuring terrific views, the Trail of Time features a number of interactive exhibits and displays along the way that provide you with the chance to learn more about the region’s natural history.
Grand Canyon Village: At Grand Canyon Village you’ll find all manner of attractions. Nearby there are terrific views on display, as well as a mixture of modern amenities. Some of the oldest buildings and most historic structures in the region are also found here, including such famous sites as Hopi House, El Tovar Hotel, Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon Train Depot, and many more.
Is the Pink Jeep Trail of Time Tour for You?
Whether or not this tour is right for you largely depends on just how interested you are in experiencing the Trail of Time. This guided excursion is a pretty neat outing, but it’s also a pretty specific outing, in that it covers a very particular stretch of Grand Canyon National Park—and it does include a fair amount of walking. The Trail of Time—again, that 1.5-mile paved path running between Yavapai Point and Grand Canyon Village—is a fun and informative new feature of the South Rim experience; most visitors who have gone on this tour report back very positively. If you’re interested in learning more about the nuances of the geologic formations found here—including extensive details about local natural history, fossils, and wildlife—then you’ll probably love this tour. If you’re more intrigued by the thought of seeing a wider stretch of the Grand Canyon, then there are likely tours available with broader scopes that are better for you.