Ranger Programs

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Ranger Programs Postponed Until Further Notice

Guided Ranger Programs begin in September, and include guided walks and night sky programs. Other Guided Ranger Programs may be arranged for visiting groups, tours, or school groups, depending on staff availability. To inquire further, contact Kelso Depot at (760) 252-6108 or email us.

2020 Schedule



2:00 PM - Guided Teutonia Peak Hike
Walk with a ranger through a dense joshua tree forest and up a small peak with a beautiful view. Meet at Teutonia Peak trailhead. Approximately 2 hours, suitable for all skill levels.
December - May


7:30 PM - Dark Sky Astronomy Program
Join astronomy rangers to view our magnificent night sky and learn about the importance of darkness at Mojave National Preserve. Meet at Site #1 at Hole in the Wall Campground. Up to 1 hour.
October through mid-December and mid-February through May


10:00 AM - Guided Rings Loop Trail Walk
Join a Ranger for a remarkable walk that includes petroglyphs, a narrow, tuff-filled canyon and a short climb out of the canyon via fixed iron rings. Meet at Hole in the Wall Visitor Center flagpole. 1 hour, great for families, not suitable for pets.
September - May

Special Events

Full Moon Guided Hikes
Join rangers for guided hike on the Kelso Dunes Trail under the glow of the full moon. Hikes will be moderately strenuous and approximately one-and-a-half to two hours.
Reservations are required: sign up in advance at Kelso Depot Visitor Center or by calling 760-252-6108.

Full Moon Hike Dates
Full Moon Hikes Will Return in Late 2020!

Last updated: April 26, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311


(760) 252-6100

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