Ranger Programs

A male park ranger speaks to a seated crowd
Join a ranger program and learn more about Yellowstone's natural and cultural wonders. Hike along park trails and boardwalks, take a guided walk with a ranger, or compete in the Yellowstone Wildlife Olympics.

NPS/Neal Herbert

 

We offer a variety of ranger programs, walks, and talks seasonally throughout the park during the year. Schedules vary by season. The previous year's schedules are here to help you plan your trip, as similar programs are offered seasonally each year. Some programs may also be listed on our Calendar of Events.

The Junior Ranger and Young Scientist programs are available year-round.

 

Summer Schedule

Available Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends.

Summer 2016 Ranger Programs (All Areas of Park) (1 MB PDF) or schedules for each area:

Yellowstone Wildlife Olympics and Stars Over Yellowstone program schedules (382 KB PDF)

Reservations for Ranger Adventure Hikes

Ranger Adventure Hikes can ONLY be reserved by calling or signing up in person at the visitor center where the program is listed. If you are interested in more than one hike and those hikes occur in different areas, you will need to call each visitor center separately.

  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: 307-344-2550
  • Fishing Bridge Museum and Visitor Center (Lake): 307-344-2450
  • Old Faithful Visitor Education Center: 307-344-2751
  • Albright Visitor Center (Mammoth Hot Springs): 307-344-2263
 

Fall Schedule

Available Labor Day to the end of September.

Fall 2016 Ranger Programs (320 KB PDF)
 

Winter Schedule

Available December to March at Mammoth, Old Faithful, and West Yellowstone.

Winter 2015-2016 Ranger Programs (75 KB PDF)

Get our best advice for Visiting Yellowstone in Winter. Be prepared and learn about services, activities, travel information, weather, and documents that explain our Winter Use Plan.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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