Park rangers present a variety of free programs and activities from spring through fall. Campfire programs take place most evenings at the outdoor amphitheater at Fruita Campground. Topics vary but may include the animals and plants, geology, and human history of the area. Rangers also lead walks and give short talks on a variety of subjects, such as the history of the Fruita Schoolhouse and the Gifford Farmhouse. Schedules are posted at the visitor center and campground.
Several local companies offer guide services, both in the national park and nearby. Hondoo Rivers and Trails, 90 E. Main St. (P.O. Box 98), Torrey, UT 84775 (tel. 800/332-2696 or 435/425-3519; www.hondoo.com), offers multiday horseback trail rides plus half- and full-day hiking and four-wheel-drive tours, including special tours for photographers and expeditions to rock art sites, plus shuttle services for hikers and mountain bikers. Backcountry Outfitters, 677 E. Utah 12 (P.O. Box 750298), Torrey, UT 84775 (tel. 866/747-3972 or 435/425-2010; www.ridethereef.com), offers a variety of guided trips, including hiking, canyoneering, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and four-wheel-drive excursions.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.