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Ranger-led Programs

Overlook talk at Grand View Point
Overlook talk at Grand View Point
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

Rangers present a variety of interpretive programs March through October at the Island in the Sky and Needles districts. Schedules and times vary so please check visitor center and campground bulletin boards for current listings. Programs may be cancelled due to staffing or weather.

Spring-Fall Program Schedule:

The Island in the Sky District offers up to four programs daily. Geology presentations are offered at Grand View Point at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., a short ranger talk is offered daily at the visitor center at 10:30 a.m., and a 2-mile guided walk is offered at Grand View Point at 3 p.m. Rangers also offer the occasional night sky program. You can find more information about those programs here.

The Needles District offers evening programs at the Squaw Flat Campground most nights of the week. Topics range from exotic plants and astronomy to cowboys and explorers; most programs last about one hour.

The Maze District offers guided hikes in Horseshoe Canyon most weekends during spring and fall.

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