Interpretive Program Schedule

October 2021 Campfire Program and Nature Walk Schedule

 

Saturday, Oct. 2: 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.

Saturday, October 2: Ridgecrest Astronomy Club will conduct 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.

Saturday, Oct. 9: 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.

Saturday, Oct. 16: 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.

Saturday, Oct. 23: 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.

Saturday, Oct. 30: Nightmare Gulch and Silent City Nature Hike: A volunteer docent and the ranger staff will lead up to a 3-mile round trip nature hike into Nightmare Gulch. Learn some fo the history of the park, names of prominent features and geological formations found throughout the canyon. We might also see plants and animals adapted to this harsh environment during a very dry time of the year. Participants should assemble at the visitor center parking lot area no later than 9:00 a.m. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots, plenty of water (2+ quarts), a hat, sack lunch, sunscreen, and a camera are recommended.

Saturday, Oct. 30: Ridgecrest Astronomy Club will conduct 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.

 

November 2021 Campfire Program and Nature Walk Schedule

 

Saturday, Nov. 6: 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.

Saturday, Nov. 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 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 20: 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.

Saturday, Nov. 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.

Saturday, Nov. 27: Ridgecrest Astronomy Club will conduct 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.

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 (661) 839-6553.