Be A Junior Ranger

Two park visitors working on completing their Junior Ranger Books.
Two park visitors working on completing their Junior Ranger Books.

Brian B. Roanhorse

What is a Junior Ranger?

Junior Rangers can be thought of as potential Park Rangers in training. This nationwide program is designed to not only familiarize children with the duties and responsibilities of a park ranger, but also to spark an interest in the whole family for the resources and stories each National Park Service area preserves.


How can you become a Junior Ranger?

At Bryce Canyon National Park, our Junior Rangers must successfully complete two tasks:

  1. Learn about the park by exploring the park museum, attending a presentation or hike given by a Park Ranger, or watching the park movie.
  2. Work through an activity booklet completing an age appropriate number of activities.

Upon completing these requirements, Junior Ranger candidates must return to the Visitor Center where they will be inducted as Junior Rangers and receive a free badge. Other unique Junior Ranger souvenirs are available for purchased from the park bookstore.

A wooden junior ranger badge leaning against a park ranger flat hat
Bryce Canyon Junior Ranger Badge

Becoming a Junior Ranger is a mark of distinction. These special badges that are issued cannot be purchased or otherwise obtained except through the dedication of the child and the support of his or her parents or guardians. Parents wishing their children to become Junior Rangers should plan to allocate 3-6 hours of their Bryce Canyon visit toward the completion of this program.

Download the Bryce Canyon Junior Ranger book here:

You can download the Bryce Canyon Junior Ranger book [PDF 6.4 MB] and get started as soon a you arrive to the park. Printed copies of the book are also available at the visitor center.


Completing the Book from Home?

If you can't download or print the book from home, send us an e-mail with your address to have a book mailed to you.
Completed books can either be mailed to PO Box 640201, Bryce UT, 84764 or scanned to and we will ship you a badge for your efforts!
If you get stuck while completing your book, you can e-mail a ranger for help!

An image of a ranger hat with the words, Junior Ranger, Explore, Learn, Protect

Explore. Learn. Protect.

More information on other Junior Ranger programs throughout the national park system is also available.

Last updated: April 20, 2020

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