Just a half mile from Bright Angel Lodge, you can join a park ranger in exploring fossil beds along the walls of the Grand Canyon. Millions upon millions of fossils, long buried in limestone, have been uncovered by erosion, and it’s the perfect chance for amateur fossil hunters of any age to explore a genuine slice of the distant past. Simply follow a ranger past the beginning of Hermit Road from the Bright Angel Lodge, and you’ll be able to take photographs of ancient remnants of long-lost sea creatures that’ve been preserved by the Earth’s many layers. On the way back, enjoy breathtaking views, but make sure to visit the canyon between during March and April so you don’t miss out on this interested canyon adventure. Knowledgeable rangers are eager to guide you through all of your findings!

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