Ranger Programs are offered throughout the summer in all park areas and campgrounds. In the winter months, Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful host winter ranger programs, including snowshoe walks. Kids will love partaking in the Junior Ranger Program.
Date: 11/5/2012 update info
Time: 7:00:00 AM - 7:00:00 AM
Event Cost: none
Venue: Yellowstone Natl Park in Yellowstone,WY
Contact: Yellowstone National Park
November 5 -- All park roads closed to the public at 8 a.m., except from the North Entrance to Upper Mammoth Terrace, and Mammoth via Tower Junction to Northeast Entrance. Cooke City via Colter Pass to the Long Lake gate is not maintained for wheeled vehicle travel.
Ranger Led Walks and Talks
Ranger programs are one of the best ways to learn about Yellowstone National Park. Join a Ranger Led Walk and explore geyser basins and look for wildlife. In the winter, Snowshoe Walks are popular among visitors. Ranger Led Talks take place throughout the park and are great for all ages. Hop on a Scenic Cruise on Lake Yellowstone for a real treat (fee).
Evening Programs take place at campground amphitheaters and cover a variety of topics, including astronomy, history, and wildlife. Summer evening programs take place on a nightly basis at Canyon Village, Fishing Bridge, Bridge Bay, Grant Village, Madison, Mammoth, Norris, and Old Faithful campgrounds, and West Yellowstone Visitor Center. In the winter months, evening programs are offered during the weekends at Mammoth and Old Faithful.
Yellowstone National Park has an official Junior Ranger Program open to children ages 5 - 12. The goal of the program is to introduce children to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and their role in preserving them for the future.
To become a Junior Ranger, families pay a $1 fee for the badge, which kids receive upon completion of the 12-page activity booklet. You can either pick up a booklet at any visitor center, swing by the Junior Ranger Station in Madison, or Download the Program.