• View from the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Kochevar


    National Monument Colorado

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Be A Junior Ranger

Jr. Ranger Activity Guide

Download the Jr. Ranger Activity Guide or pick one up at the Visitor Center.

Jr. Ranger Badge

That's the Jr. Ranger Motto. Follow the steps below to earn your badge. The activity guide is designed for ages 5-12 but there is no age limit.

Working to complete the Jr. Ranger Activity Guide.

Working hard!

1. Complete the activities
in the Jr. Ranger Book.

Going for a hike.

Enjoying the trails.

2. Go for a hike!



3. Have your work checked by a ranger to receive your Jr. Ranger Badge and Certificate.

Did You Know?

John Otto on a trail with his horse and burro

John Otto's efforts almost a century ago continue to help visitors experience Colorado National Monument. Of the 40 miles of trails available to hikers in the monument, many of them were first built by original park custodian John Otto. More...