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?
After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the United States acquired almost half of Mexico's lands, including New Mexico. Trade and military freighting on the historic Santa Fe Trail boomed, with both firms and individuals obtaining and subcontracting lucrative government contracts.