• Photo of early morning clouds hanging low in the valley with mountains of the Continental Divide stretched out above. NPS Photo/Schonlau

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Kids & Youth

Rocky: An Outdoor Playground

Rocky Mountian National Park is a great place for kids and families, and truly an outdoor playground. We offer many FREE Ranger-led programs that are geared for kids; check our Rocky Mountain National Park's official newspaper for details and times of ranger programs.

If you are looking for an indoor activity, stop by the Fall River Visitor Center's Discovery Room, where childen can touch animal skins, try on ranger uniforms, and learn about different widlife that call the park home. Moraine Park Discovery Center's museum is also a great place to learn and discover the park through geology displays and wildlife exhibits.


Park Ranger Diane and future Junior Ranger Gideon enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park.

Become a Junior Ranger!

Stop by a Visitor Center or Junior Ranger Headquarters, located at Moraine Park Discovery Center, to pick up a free Junior Ranger activity booklet. The booklets are available for kids ages 5 and under, 6-8, and 9 and up. Completing your booklet and sharing what you learned with a park ranger will earn you an official Rocky Mountain National Park Junior Ranger badge.

You can also become a Web Ranger and earn a certificate by completing activities online. This is a National Park Service site full of educational activities for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this is the place for you. Join the fun, customize your Ranger Station, and earn more rewards.

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Junior Rangers having fun earning their badges at Junior Ranger Headquarters!
NPS Photo

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