Interpretive Program Schedule
May 2023 Schedule
Sat., May 6: Docent led "Jurassic Park" hike. Come with us on a two-mile roundtrip hike to visit the Jurassic Park filming location, when Red Rock Canyon State Park was used as a stand-in for fossil beds in Montana. Leading the hike will be Jon Hammond, a naturalist and fluent speaker of the Nuwa (Kawaiisu or Southern Paiute) language, who will be pointing out native plants and sharing information about the history of the area as we make our way to the filming site. The hike is an out-and-back two-mile hike rated as easy to moderate. Meet at the visitor center at 9:00 A.M. for an introduction. Visitors will follow by personal vehicle one-mile to Red Cliffs for the start of the hike.
Sat., May 13: Docent led nature walk of the Ricardo Nature Trail. Learn about various plants and their flowers along with the small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 10:00 A.M.
Sat., May 20: Docent led nature walk titled A Walk Through Time. You will gain information about weather changes, extinct and present wildlife, Native American uses of plants, and the geological make up of Red Rock Canyon. Meet at the Desert View Trailhead near campsite 50 at 9:00 A.M.
Sat., May 20: China Lake Astronomical Society conducts a Star Party for viewing planets, constellations, and other celestial objects in the night sky through some amazing telescopes. Meet at the visitor center parking lot area beginning at dusk.
Sat., May 27: Docent led nature walk of the Ricardo Nature Trail. Learn about various plants and their flowers along with the small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 9:00 A.M.
Reminder: Programs are subject to cancellation without notice. For updates, visit our Facebook page or call the Red Rock Canyon State Park Visitor Center at (442) 247-5160.