Ranger Led Activities

 Join one of our Ranger Programs!


A Forest Service ranger presents an interpretative program to a group of visitors.





Day and Time



Different Coats for Different Goats
30 minute presentation

Daily at 11:45

Crest House Amphitheater
Mile Marker 14.5

Can you tell a sheep from goat? Join a ranger for a talk about the unique characteristics of Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goats.

Mountain Memories
15 minute

Daily 4:00 to 4:15

Crest House Amphitheater
Mile Marker 14.5

The highest road in North America has a rich history. Learn all about the Crest House, cosmic ray research and more.

The Ancient Ones
30 minute walk

Daily 12:00

Nature Center
Mile Marker 3

Bristlecone pines are the oldest organism on earth! Take an inspiring walk through the enchanted bristlecone forest.

Creature Feature
60 minute (informal)

Daily 3:15 to 4:15

Nature Center
Mile Marker 3

Discover the fascinating traits of animals that live in the alpine and subalpine. This program is fun for the whole family.

Timberline to Tundra
90 minute hike

Weds - Sun

2:30 to 4:00

Nature Center
Mile Marker 3

Hike with a Ranger up the Pesman Trail on this intermediate interpretative hike that starts at 11,500 feet and ends on the tundra.

 Forest Service volunteers are available to do talks upon request!

 This schedule is valid from 6/8 – 9/2/13 and is subject to change based on staffing.