Ranger Programs

group of visitors listen to a park ranger during a guided walk

Guided walk with a park ranger at Cap Rock Nature Trail

NPS/Kurt Moses

Discover how humans, wildlife, and vegetation have adapted for survival in the arid Joshua Tree landscape. Get insight into how geologic forces shaped the land we see today. Learn about the past, present, and future with a knowledgable and friendly ranger.

Guided tours, patio talks, and evening programs are just a few ways you can get better connected with Joshua Tree National Park. Get more information about our popular Keys Ranch Tour, a reservation-only program that takes visitors to an historic homestead. Program availability varies with the season and weather conditions.

Download the ranger program schedule for October 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016 (426 kB PDF). Please note this change from the published schedule: there will be no evening program at Cottonwood on Friday, October 23, or Friday, October 30, 2015.

You may also search for programs on specific dates using our Calendar.

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