Be A Junior Ranger
Are you ready to hit the trail? The Junior Ranger program will help you explore five national parks and one national historic trail!
You can visit any of these parks to earn the Santa Fe National Historic Trail Junior Ranger badge: Fort Larned National Historic Site, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, and Capulin Volcano National Monument.
Junior Ranger Activity Book (516 KB pdf)
Wagons ho! You are on your way!
Parks often offer Junior Ranger camps and other ways to participate in the Junior Ranger program. Check the park's website (all five are listed above) to learn more.
For families unable to travel to parks, consider participating in a virtual visit. Contact us for more information.
Did You Know?
Opened in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became the lifeline for protection and communication between Missouri and Santa Fe. Military forts opened along the route to protect trail travel and trade, and freighting and merchant operations boomed.