The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition (CCCC) is dedicated to the conservation and protection of Sandhill Cranes in Colorado. The purpose of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival is to educate the public about these ancient birds and to celebrate their presence in Northwest Colorado.

Registration continues for the 8th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival.
Aug. 29 – Sept.1, 2019.

Openings remain for guided crane viewing shuttles on Fri., Sat., & Sun.
Nature Journaling workshop
Guided Nature Walk at Butcherknife Canyon
HawkQuest live raptor photo shoot
Carpenter Ranch picnic

Click here for complete information about all festival events.
Click here to register for events.

Most of the festival events are free and do not require registration. This includes all talks by our 11 expert speakers, 3 documentary films, HawkQuest live raptor booth, children's activities, live entertainment by Yer State Birds band, crane-inspired aerial dancers, sketch-a-bird workshop with live birds taught by artist, naturalist Julie Zickefoose, Hummingbird/Hummingbird Moth walk at Yampa River Botanic Park, crane yoga and wine and cheese gallery event at Pine Moon Gallery.