Night Sky & Astronomy Programs

The milky way arches through a star speckled sky over Sprague Lake.
The milky way arcs through a star speckled sky over Sprague Lake.



Party with the Stars
Watch as night descends on Rocky Mountain National Park. Volunteers will be available with telescopes to help you experience the magic of the night sky.
June 15, 8:30 PM

Stories Behind the Moon & Stars
The night sky comes alive through storytelling and fun activities. Celebrate darkness at Rocky! Dress warmly. Bring binoculars and a flashlight.
June 19 & 26, 8:30 PM
July 17 & 24, 8:15 PM

Astronomy in the Park
Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and a flashlight. Thirty minute program followed by viewing. Meet at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.
July 6 & 13, 8:15 PM
August 3 & 10, 8:00 PM

Celestial Wilderness
Use a telescope and join a ranger to explore the astronomy or Rocky's night sky. Meet at Harbison Meadow parking area.
July 14, 9:00 PM
August 4, 9:00 PM

Rocky Mountain National Park Night Sky Festival
August 10-12
Three days of fun daytime activities, speakers, programs, and night sky viewing. Check the Schedule of Events for more information.

Last updated: July 19, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

Contact Us