• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

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Be a Junior Ranger

There are a few ways to become a Junior Ranger at Canyonlands. Free Junior Ranger booklets are available at park visitor centers, or they may be downloaded below. Filled with fun activities, these books reveal the wonders of Canyonlands to kids and parents alike. After completing certain exercises, participants earn a Junior Ranger badge and signed certificate. Activities are designed for ages 5 and up.

 

At the Island in the Sky, you may also earn a badge for completing three activities from the Explorer Pack.

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Junior Ranger Booklet
[4mb PDF File]

Did You Know?

Pinyon Pine

Pinyon pines do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new pine trees instead of a quick meal. More...