Star Party, Rimrock Ranch

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jim Hammond for an exploration of the summer night sky at privately-owned, Land Trust protected, Rimrock Ranch. Jim and friends will set up powerful telescopes and help you identify constellations, planets, and far-away galaxies. Explore astronomy and get a rare chance to enjoy the dark skies of this privately-owned ranch.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an outing with minimal walking.

    Route: The star party will occur adjacent to the parking area in a grassy meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is no elevation gain/loss for this outing.

  • What to Bring

    Flashlight/Headlamp, warm clothes, blankets or camp chairs, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Rimrock Ranch is a privately-owned 1,120 acre ranch near Sisters. The Deschutes Land Trust worked with its owners to protect its outstanding fish and wildlife habitat , pine forests and productive ranchland. Rimrock Ranch contains roughly 1.5 miles of Whychus Creek, juniper forests, native grasslands and is home to a host of wildlife species.