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Make your experience even more memorable with our Grand Canyon Train & Sunset Tour by traveling on the historic train to the Grand Canyon National Park!

Through our unique partnership with the famous 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 Depot

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

  • Sunset Tour – Multiple locations towards the east along the Grand Canyon rim

  • After Sunset – We drive you back down to Williams to your vehicle (1 hour ride)


Where to catch the train in Williams? Train departs from the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel (See Map).  Be sure to bring your reservation with you.

What to do when you arrive at the Canyon? – You will arrive in plenty of time to eat lunch at the Grand Canyon and take in a number of activities before you join the Rim Tour.  Take a look below for a few suggestions to consider.

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Where do 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:

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


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
These are just a few things you can do before your sunset tour with Canyon Ministries.  If you have any questions about the train, our tour, or what to do please contact us!