Ranger-led Programs

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


Ranger-Led Programs at Rocky Mountain National Park

Join a National Park Service park ranger to explore history and nature of the Rocky Mountains. Walks, talks, activities, and 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 canceled at the last minute, due to unforeseen circumstances like thunder, lightning, or staff availability. We recommend checking with a visitor center to make sure the program is still scheduled. Be sure to choose programs where you are staying or allow for travel time to programs in other areas.

For summer 2023 programming, please check back later this spring. If you're looking for winter programming, please go to our Education or Snowshoe Walk webpages.

East Side (near Estes Park)

Track Scene Investigator
(Feb 5, Feb 19, March 5 and March 19)

Have you ever seen wildlife tracks in the snow and wondered what animal left them behind? Join a Park Ranger-guided program and learn how to become a Track Scene Investigator!

Did you know? 67 species of mammals are known to inhabit Rocky Mountain National Park! Find out which ones are most active in the winter and learn how their travel patterns leave behind clues about their behavior.

This Ranger-guided program will meet every other Sunday (February 5, February 19, March 5, and March 19) at the West Alluvial Fan Parking area on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park (approximately 7 miles from the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center) at 1 p.m. This program is free and visitors of all ages are welcome. This program is held outside and we will be walking in the snow. Please dress for the weather and conditions; snowshoes are highly recommended.

Junior Ranger Activities (near Estes Park)

West Side - Kawuneeche Valley (near Grand Lake)

Alpine Visitor Center (Trail Ridge Road)


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Last updated: February 2, 2023

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


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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