Ranger Walks & Talks Calendar
September 1-5, 2016
NPS/USFS Roving Rangers
Thursday, September 1st· Guided Nature Walk in Beautiful Bonito Meadow, Thursday, September 1 0-11:30am. Bonito Meadow Walk. Come discover Bonito Meadow on an easy 2 mile, off-trail ramble. This hike is approximately 1.5 hours and takes place off-trail through uneven and brushy terrain. It’recommended to wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Head North on Hwy 89 and turn right onto the Sunset Crater Road. Drive 0.8 miles and meet at the gravel parking lot on the right side of road.
Friday, September 2nd· Evening Program at Bonito Campground, Friday, September 2 7:30pm-8:15pm. Grand Tours. Come discover the Grand Circle! Join a ranger to hear about the National Park Service sites of northern Arizona and southern Utah. Undoubtedly you get some great ideas for your own adventure! Meet ranger Floy Healer at the campground amphitheater to learn more.
Saturday, September 3rd
· Guided Hike to Walnut Canyon Overlook via the AZT: Hidden Gem, Saturday, September 3. 8:30-11:30am. Join USFS interpretive rangers Steve and Lois Hirst for an informative 5-mile walk to Walnut Canyon overlook along the Arizona Horse Bypass Trail. Crosses a deep Walnut Canyon tributary to yield a variety of plants and wildflowers. Hear about Walnut Canyon’s long and continuing significance for life around the Peaks. Meet at the Arizona Trailhead parking lot. Take I-40 east from Flagstaff to Walnut Canyon NM turnoff. Follow Walnut Canyon entrance road to FR 303 (before the monument entrance) and turn right. Parking area is about two miles down the dirt road. Difficulty: moderate.· Guided Nature Walk at Dairy Springs Campground, Saturday, September 3 3-3:45 pm. Seldom Seen. Join a ranger for an easy 1/3 mile stroll along the Dairy Springs Loop Trail and uncover the mysterious things that are difficult to see and often overlooked. No dogs please. Meet at the Amphitheater.
· Evening Program at Bonito Campground, Saturday, September 37:30-8:15pm. Hug-A-Tree and Survive! This fun program teaches children from ages 7-12 how to survive in the woods and mountains should they become lost. Bob Pauls, who coordinates the Preventative Search and Rescue (SAR) program at the Humphreys Peak trail, and serves on the Coconino County SAR team, will be presenting. Meet at the campground amphitheater.
· Evening Program at Pine Grove Campground, Saturday 37:30-8:15pm. Volcanoes of North America. Come listen in to a tale about the fiery effects of volcanoes in northern Arizona and beyond. Pictures of awe-inspiring eruptions and the stories of one man’s traveling adventures will inspire you to embark on your own bold wanderings! Program conducted by volunteer park ranger Eric Zeliff.
Sunday, September 4th· Guided Nature Walk at Dairy Springs Campground, Sunday, September 4 3-3:45pm. A fun 45-minute (1/3 mile stroll) family nature walk along the Dairy Springs Loop Trail with Ranger Richard McGaugh. No dogs please. Meet at the Amphitheater.
· Evening Program at Bonito Campground, Sunday, September 47:30-8:15pm. Volcanoes of North America. Come listen in to a tale about the fiery effects of volcanoes in northern Arizona and beyond. Pictures of awe-inspiring eruptions and the stories of one man’s traveling adventures will inspire you to embark on your own bold wanderings! Program conducted by volunteer park ranger Eric Zeliff.
Monday, September 5th· Guided Nature Walk at the Lomaki Pueblo, Monday, September 5 10:00-11:00am. Ancient Peoples. Join volunteer Rangers Jeff and Donna Cooney, on an easy mile round-trip walk to explore an ancient pueblo built along a small canyon. Meet at the trailhead for Lomaki Box Canyon Pueblo in Wupatki National Monument. Drive north on H-89 and take the Sunset Crater Loop Road (Forest Service Rd. 545). This road can be accessed near milepost 430 & milepost 444. Park entrance fees apply. · Guided Bird Watching Walk at Walnut Canyon National Monument, Monday, September 5 10-11am. Bird walk. Explore how birds make a living where pine forest and rocky cliff habitaeet along the canyon rim with ranger Zack Zdinak. Meet at the Walnut Canyon visitor center for an easy 3/4 mile stroll along the canyon rim. Bring your binoculars if you have them. Park entrance fee applies.
· Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5th10:00 am-4:00 pm. Ranger Talks with the Roving Rangers atop the Scenic Chairlift Ride. The grandest view in the Southwest at 11,500 feet elevation. Arizona Snowbowl Chairlift fees apply. For more information call 928-779-1951 or visit: www.arizonasnowbowl.com.
These informative programs are presented through a partnership between the National Park Service (Flagstaff Area National Monuments) and the United States Forest Service (Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest).
Cancelled in the event of rain, lightning, fire, snow, or high wind
Coconino National Forest
5075 N. Hwy 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004