Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets provides an in-depth exploration of one of the world’s most extraordinary sites. Winner of the 2000 IMAX Hall of Fame award and seen by over 220 million people, the film captures the Grand Canyon’s immense beauty, giving viewers a unique chance to forge the canyon’s depths and experience what they could never see on their own—from a thrilling flight over the canyon’s span to a wild whitewater-rafting ride. Viewers also gain an understanding of the canyon’s  history, including the original Native American inhabitants and later explorers.

Length: 35:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1984
  • Date Released:
    June 1984
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Destination Cinema

  • Produced By:
    World Cinemax
  • Executive Producer: Richard James
  • Producer: Douglas Memmott, Kieth Merrill
  • Director:  Kieth Merrill
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Kieth Merrill
  • Cinematography: Reed Smoot, David Douglas (aerial photography)
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Bill Conti
  • Editor: Stephen Johnson
  • Narrator:
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  • Destination
  • Documentary
  • Exploration/Discovery
  • Geology
  • Historical



IMAX Hall of Fame Award, 2000

Film Facts

Ranked by Variety as one of the highest-grossing nonfiction films ever made. As of 2018, it had made over $250 million and been seen by over 40 million people.

New version produced in 2022