Trail of Time
Grand Canyon National Park

Located 6.7 miles from Tusayan, Arizona

4 Stars

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.

Trail of Time


The length of the Trail of Time in Grand Canyon National Park is 1.0 miles and requires around 28 minutes to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 6,994 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 0.2 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 0.3 miles.



The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the Trail of Time while hiking (round-trip) at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


Topo Maps

Grand Canyon Topo Map: Download the free Trail of Time topo map 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.

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