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 Train & Sunset

Grand Canyon Train & Sunset TourMake your experience even more memorable with our Grand Canyon Train & Sunset Tour by traveling on a vintage train to the canyon!

Through our unique partnership with the historic Grand Canyon Railway we are able to offer you a special Grand Canyon Train & Sunset Tour package.

 

 

Trip Itinerary -All train trips are planned with our daily Sunset Tour of the South Rim 

  • 9:30 AM – Monday through Saturday – Train Departs from Williams Train Depot

  • 11:45 AM – Train arrives at the Grand Canyon Village

  • 4 hours before Sunset – Join group at the Visitor Center at the Flag Pole

  • After Sunset – Shuttle returns you to your vehicle in Williams

 

Where to catch the train in Williams (See Map) Be sure to bring your reservation with you.

Meeting location at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center flagpole.

What to do when you arrive at the Canyon? – You will arrive in plenty of time to share a meal or take in a number of activities before you join the Rim Tour. Below are just a few suggestions for you to consider.

Where to you meet your Rim Guide? – Grand Canyon National Park provides a free shuttle service to most central locations within the park.  Please take the Blue Route Shuttle from the Village area (this is where the train will bring you) to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center in time to meet your guide at the flagpole.

When do you meet your Guide at the Visitor Center? The actual time for departure will vary during the year depending on the setting sun.  Sunset tours begin approximately 4 hours before sunset and are as follows:

Canyon Ministries guides are easily identified by their bright yellow shirts and Canyon Ministries Hat.

Nov-Jan 2pm
Feb-Apr 3pm
May-Jul 4pm
Aug-Oct 3pm

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Below are a few activities for you to consider once you get off the train and before the Sunset Tour.

  • Grab a bite to eat at Bright Angel Lodge’s upscale “Arizona Room“, casual family dining at the Bright Angel Restaurant,  or lighter fare and ice cream just outside at the “Fountain
  • Take the blue bus route or walk to the Maswik Lodge Food Court for one of the largest selections of food anywhere in the park
  • Shop for Grand Canyon memorabilia at the gift stores in Bright Angel Lodge, Verkamp’s Visitor Center, or Maswik Lodge
  • Visit the Bright Angel Lodge History Room to learn about Fred Harvey and the famous “Harvey Girls“, and also discover the southwest’s most prolific female architect, Mary Jane Colter
  • Visit the Kolb Brothers Studio, Lookout Studio, and other historic buildings on the rim side of Bright Angel Lodge
  • Walk a short distance to explore the famous El Tovar Hotel, Hopi House, and Verkamp’s Visitor Center
  • Explore changing views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado river below with a walk along the widely paved Rim Trail
  • Take a short hike down the popular Bright Angel Trail (bring plenty of water and snacks)
  • Rent bikes at Bright Angel Bicycles and and enjoy the breeze and trees along the rim of Grand Canyon
  • Catch the free Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder film at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, which plays every half-hour
 
We are dedicated to the truth of God’s word and believe that you will see the powerful testimony Grand Canyon proclaims to support a young earth and a global flood.  Canyon Ministries guides are prepared and eager to serve you and honor God with excellence and professionalism.

Grand Canyon Train & Canyon Ministries Sunset Tour