Rocky Mountain
National Park Colorado

Ranger-led Programs

Ranger Program at Amphitheater
Park Rangers give hundreds of programs throughout the year

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Ranger-Led Programs at Rocky Mountain National Park:
June 9 – September 5, 2022

Join a National Park Service park ranger to explore history and nature of the Rocky Mountains. If you're staying in a campground, stop by the amphitheater for an evening program. Walks, talks, activities, and evening programs are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us!

Ranger programs (topics, descriptions, times, and locations) are posted at visitor centers throughout the park. Programs may be added or cancelled at the last minute, due to unforeseen circumstances. We recommend checking with a visitor center to make sure the program is still scheduled. Programs may be cancelled at the last minute, due to thunder and lightning. Be sure to choose programs where you are staying or allow for travel time to programs in other areas.

For detailed program descriptions, please stop at the nearest visitor center.

East Side (near Estes Park)

Bighorn Basics Talk: Daily at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 3:30pm, Meet at Sheep Lakes Information Station
Fire to Flowers and Wildlife Walk: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at 8:30 am, Meet at Upper Beaver Meadows Road
Bird Walk: Monday, Tuesday, Friday at 7:30 am, Meet at Upper Beaver Meadows Road
Lions & Bears Talk: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:00 am, Meet at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
Lily Lake Stroll (guided walk): Monday, Friday at 4:30 pm, Meet at Lily Lake parking area
Wildlife of Rocky Talk: Tuesday, Friday at 10:00 am, Meet at Fall River Visitor Center
Discovering Rocky Talk: Daily at 2:00 pm, Meet at Moraine Park Discovery Center
Evening Program: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Meet at Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater (Loop C). Check at park visitor centers and at the campground for times and topics.

Junior Ranger Activities (near Estes Park)

Discovery Hike for Kids: Daily at 10:00 am, Meet at Moraine Park Discovery Center
Moraine Park Ranger Talk: Daily at 2:00 pm, Meet at Moraine Park Discovery Center
Junior Ranger Headquarters at Hidden Valley: Open daily for kids and families. Check out self-guided explorer bags and join informal pop-up programs throughout the day.

West Side - Kawuneeche Valley (near Grand Lake)

Critter Chat: Daily at 10:00 am, Meet at Kawuneeche Visitor Center
Glimpse Into the Past Talk: Daily (except Wednesday) at 4:00 pm, Meet at Holzwarth Historic Site
Evening Program: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights at 7:00 pm, Meet at Timbercreek Campground Amphitheater
Holzwarth Guided Walk: Daily (except Wednesday) at 11:00 am, Meet at Holzwarth Historic Site parking lot
Fire Ecology Walk: Daily at 3:00 pm, Meet at Kawuneeche Visitor Center

Alpine Visitor Center (Trail Ridge Road)

Tundra Nature Walk: Daily at 10:00 am, Meet at Alpine Visitor Center
Wild Mountain Weather Talk: Daily at 2:30 pm, Meet at Alpine Visitor Center
Twilight Guided Walk: Starting July/August, Please check back for more information.

 

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Last updated: June 29, 2022

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park , CO 80517

Phone:

970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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