Echoes from the Canyon
Behind Grand Canyon's stunning landscape are the stories of the colorful historical characters who lived off the land, either exploring or exploiting it. Every July on the South Rim, the National Park Service's Echoes from the Canyon program brings history to life for park visitors as park rangers become characters from the past to share the stories of those who made the canyon tourist experience what you see today. Program formats can vary from year to year and could include nighttime guided walks through historic Grand Canyon Village, extended stage performances featuring a cast of historical characters (McKee Amphitheater), guided Pioneer Cemetery walks (adjacent to Shrine of the Ages), or single character performances highlighting some of the canyon's biggest historical personalities (McKee Amphitheater). The event is free and open to the public, though in some cases attendance is limited and tickets may need to be reserved in advance.