Ranger Programs

A ranger smiles in front of a crowd of seated visitors at sunset. Desert plants and rolling mountains fill the background.
Ranger programs are a great way to get a behind-the-scenes view of Joshua Tree.

NPS / Brad Sutton

Upcoming ranger programs can be found on our searchable Calendar.

Ranger Programs

Discover Joshua Tree with free guided walks, talks, and evening programs given by park rangers and volunteers. Learn how humans, wildlife, and vegetation have adapted to survive in the desert, and how geologic forces have shaped this arid land.

Programs start promptly at the times noted below, so arrive a few minutes early to allow time for parking. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Programs take place outdoors, but may be canceled or moved inside during inclement weather or in there is a danger of lightning.

Please bring a hat, wear sunscreen, and carry plenty of water with you. For evening programs, bring warm layers and a flashlight.

Keys Ranch Tour

Keys Ranch Gate, tickets required
Saturdays (except 9/16)
5 pm
Explore the colorful story and numerous artifacts of this premier historical site. Tickets are required. Tickets must be purchased in person on the day of the tour at the Oasis Visitor Center starting at 8:30 am. Adults (12 & up) $10; Senior Pass or Access Pass holders $5; children ages 6-11 $5; children under 6 free. The program lasts 1.5 hours and we will walk 0.5 miles (0.8 km). More information can be found on our Keys Ranch Tour page.

Evening Program

Jumbo Rocks
8 pm
Relax beneath the stars and enjoy a presentation about the park's fascinating natural or cultural history. Check at a visitor center for topics. The program will last for 45 minutes.

Last updated: September 15, 2017

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