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 night. 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, Monday at 7:00 pm, Meet at Timbercreek Campground Holzwarth Guided Walk: Starting June 25th, Daily (except Wednesday) at 11:00 am, Meet at Holzwarth Historic Site parking lot Fire Ecology Walk: Starting June 25th, Daily at 3:00 pm, Meet at Kawuneeche Visitor Center
Alpine Visitor Center (Trail Ridge Road)
Tundra Nature Walk: Starting June 18th, Daily at 10:00 am, Meet at Alpine Visitor Center Wild Mountain Weather Talk: Starting June 12th, Daily at 2:30 pm, Meet at Alpine Visitor Center Twilight Guided Walk: July/August, Please check back for more information.