Ranger-led Programs

Photo of a park ranger leading a group of people on a guided hike in a green meadow.
Park Rangers give hundreds of programs throughout the year

NPS Photo / VIP Schonlau

Special Programs

The 23 minute park movie, Spirit of the Mountains, is shown daily at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and Kawuneeche Visitor Center.

Night Sky Programs are offered during the summer months.

Evening Programs are offered during the summer at park visitor centers and several campgrounds. During the winter there are occasional programs offered at the visitor centers.

All programs, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public. Park entrance fees may apply. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park call 970-586-1206.

 

Regularly-Scheduled Programs

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Bighorn Basics

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Sheep Lakes is a popular place to view bighorn sheep. Learn more about this majestic symbol of Rocky. (May be cancelled due to weather.) More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Sheep Lakes Information Station
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Spring Bird Walk

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Go birding with a local expert at one of the best times of the year. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Cub Lake Trailhead in Moraine Park
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Party with the Stars

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Watch as night descends on Rocky Mountain National Park. More

    Time:
    8:30 PM
    Location:
    Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Bear Necessities

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Join a ranger to learn about the amazing lives of Rocky’s bears and how you can help save them. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Beaver Meadows Evening Program

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Enjoy a special evening program at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    Location:
    Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Bear Necessities

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Join a ranger to learn about the amazing lives of Rocky’s bears and how you can help save them. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Location:
    Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Bighorn Basics

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Sheep Lakes is a popular place to view bighorn sheep. Learn about this majestic symbol of Rocky. (May be canceled due to weather.) More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Sheep Lakes Information Station
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Join a ranger to learn about volunteers at Rocky, then spend the rest of the hour volunteering. You’ll receive a free gift. All ages welcome! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Location:
    Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Coffee With a Ranger

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Join the conversation and share your own perspectives about different resource issues facing Rocky while enjoying a warm morning beverage. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Location:
    Glacier Basin Campground Amphitheater
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Join a ranger to learn about volunteers at Rocky, then spend the rest of the hour volunteering. You’ll receive a free gift. All ages welcome! More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Location:
    Hidden Valley
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Astronomy in the Park

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. More

    Time:
    8:30 PM
    Location:
    Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Join a ranger to learn about volunteers at Rocky, then spend the rest of the hour volunteering. You’ll receive a free gift. All ages welcome! More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Moraine Park Campground
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Bighorn Basics

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Sheep Lakes is a popular place to view bighorn sheep. Learn about this majestic symbol of Rocky. (May be canceled due to weather.) More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Sheep Lakes Information Station
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Stories Behind the Moon and Stars

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    The night sky comes alive through storytelling and fun activities. Celebrate darkness at Rocky! More

    Time:
    8:15 PM to 9:45 PM
    Location:
    Moraine Park Discovery Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Astronomy in the Park

    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers. More

    Time:
    8:15 PM
    Location:
    Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
    Fees:
    Free

Last updated: December 16, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

(970) 586-1206
General park questions: (970) 586-1206. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970)586-1222.

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