The Trail of Time is a popular tourist destination and part of the Rim Trail; it offers an interpretive guide to the geology of the park. Every meter of the trail is marked with a brass plaque representing one million years in time. Along the trail you will be able to see and feel different samples of rocks taken from within the canyon. The trail is located between Verkamp's Visitor Centre and Yavapai Geology Museum. Wheelchair accessible.
The Trail of Time has a maximum elevation of 6,994 ft (2,132 m), a minimum elevation of 6,802 ft (2,073 m), and an elevation gain of 909 ft (277 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Trail of Time while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|2,146||1.0 mi||6,802 ft||6,994 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|22 min||0.0||909 ft||1,651 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|23 min||0.0||1,651 ft||909 ft|
The length of the Trail of Time is 1.0 mi (1.6 km) or 2,146 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Trail of Time in 22 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 23 min in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Trail of Time topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Grand Canyon National Park topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Trail of Time is located on the Grand Canyon topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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