• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Be A Junior Ranger

Mesa Verde National Park has a new Junior Ranger Booklet! Follow two new friends, one from the present and one from the past, as they help you explore the park and guide you through the activities. Feel free to download and print a copy of the Junior Ranger booklet prior to your visit, or pick one up when you arrive in the park. After completing the booklet, bring it to any park information center to receive your Mesa Verde Junior Ranger badge. Enjoy!

 
Booklet cover with illustration of two girls, one from the present and one from the past, interacting in Balcony House.
Click on the image to download a copy of our latest Mesa Verde
Junior Ranger booklet (pdf, 1.7 mb)
NPS/Illustration by Jim Tschetter

Did You Know?

Kiva courtyard at Spruce Tree House

A subterranean kiva remained 50 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. So for the Ancestral Puebloans, it stayed cool in the summer, and only a small fire was needed to keep it warm in the winter.