• pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain

    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Be A Junior Ranger

A ranger awards a junior ranger badge to a child
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Junior Ranger Virtual Visit Activity Page

Not planning to come to Denali in the near future? Or are you planning a visit and want to prepare for your Denali experience? Now there is a way to learn about Denali and become a Junior Ranger from home! You can become a Junior Ranger by taking a virtual visit to Denali.

Just print out this Junior Ranger Activity Guide, answer the questions, complete the activities, and mail the completed form to the park. All of the information you will need to complete the program is located somewhere in the park's web site. We hope that this program inspires you to visit Denali to learn more about the real thing!

 

Become a Denali Junior Ranger

The Junior Ranger Program is for young visitors who are interested in learning about the wildlife, wilderness, and people of Denali. The Junior Ranger Program is designed to be completed cooperatively with parents or other adults. It is a great way for families to discover Denali together.

To become a Junior Ranger, visit the park and complete the Junior Ranger Activity Guide

When you arrive in Denali National Park & Preserve, stop by a visitor center to get your free Junior Ranger Activity Guide. There is one guide for children ages nine to fourteen years and another for children ages four to eight years. In the guide you will find activities and information about the park and its resources. When you are finished with the activities, show your completed guide to a ranger at a visitor center. You will recite the Junior Ranger Pledge, sign the Junior Ranger Certificate, and receive your official Junior Ranger Badge. You can take your activity guide home and share your Denali experience with your friends.

Did You Know?

a white, two-peaked mountain

Mount McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent. Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, the mountain’s vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.