Tours & Hikes

Tour Name Dates/Times Reservations
Taken
Departure Point Notes
In Search of Eagles

January 14, 21, 28
February 4

Saturdays 1:30 p.m.

beginning 1/9/17 Visitor Center Bus and short walk
Watch for sightings
Historical Sites Tour March 4, 11, 18, 25

Saturdays 1:30 p.m

beginning 2/27/17 Visitor Center Bus tour
Learn the history
Stars Over the Wichitas March 31, April 1

June 23, 24

August 18, 19

November 17, 18

beginning 3/27/17
beginning 6/19/17
beginning 8/14/17
beginning 11/13/17
Boulder Gate Stars viewing program.
Lawn chair suggested.
Geology Hike

April 15, 22, 29

Saturdays 9:00 a.m

beginning 4/10/17 Visitor Center Moderate hike
Wildflower Walk

May 13, 20, 27

Saturdays 10:00 a.m.

beginning 5/8/17 Visitor Center Bus tour and moderate hike
Wildlife Tour

June 10, 17*, 24

Sat/Sun 5:30 p.m.
*6:30 a.m. tour (June 17 ONLY)

beginning 6/5/17 Visitor Center Bus tour
Under Cover of DarknessTour

July 8, 15, 22

Saturdays 8:00 p.m.

beginning 7/3/17 Environmental Education Center Short walk
See the refuge at night
Bugling Elk Tour

September 3, 9, 10, 16*, 17, 23, 24, 30*
* Sept. 16, 30 and Oct. 7 ONLY 6:30 a.m. tours
September 5:30 p.m.

October 1, 7*, 8, 14, 15, 21
*Oct. 7 ONLY 6:30 a.m. tour
October 5:00 p.m

beginning 8/28/17 Visitor Center Bus tour
Experience the elk rutting season
Fall Foliage Walk

Nov 11, 18, 25
Saturdays 10:00 am
beginning 11/6/17 Visitor Center Bus tour and moderately strenuous hike

 

These programs are intended for individuals and family groups.  Reservations are limited to one family (up to six individuals) per telephone call.  Children must be at least eight years old.  Restrooms are not available on the tours.  Wheelchair access is available if requested at time of reservation. 

Refuge tours are dependent upon wildlife and weather conditions.  They may be cancelled or modified if adverse conditions exist.  Program dates are tentative as of 11/13.  Reservations are required. 

Reservations will be retained until 10 minutes before each program.  After that time, stand-bys will be accepted. If the bus seating is filled after accepting stand-bys, late arrivals with reservations will not be able to participate in the program.  For reservations call (580) 429-2197, weekdays from 9 am to 5:00 pm, starting on the reservation date indicated.

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