For Kids

Ranger and child demonstrating how to start a fire
Ranger and child demonstrating how the Fremont people may have started a fire

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Things to Do

There are several short trails in the Fruita area that are great for children. Kids enjoy exploring the side canyons and solution cavities in Cohab Canyon and climbing into the larger solution cavities and wondering at the depth of Grand Wash. The Petroglyph Panel is always a hit, as is the 133 foot length of Hickman Bridge.
 
Children at the Ripple Rock Nature Center Sign
Children at the Ripple Rock Nature Center sign

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Ripple Rock Nature Center

Located on the Scenic Drive, just south of the visitor center. Normally open May to August, with FREE activities for kids of all ages. Check at the visitor center or the calendar for schedules.

At the Nature Center, kids can:
  • spin wool
  • pretend to milk a cow
  • make cornmeal on a prehistoric grinding stone
  • identify fossils
  • play with animal puppets
 
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Junior Ranger Program

Open to children of all ages. Free Junior Ranger booklets are available at the visitor center and Ripple Rock Nature Center. Complete required activities to receive a signed certificate and a free badge. There are also patches available!
 
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Junior Geologist Program

This FREE program is offered at the Ripple Rock Nature Center during the summer. Check at the visitor center or the calendar for schedule. Discover geology, the formation of the Waterpocket Fold, colorful rock layers, and the effects of erosion. Complete the activities to earn a certificate and patch.

Last updated: October 25, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

Phone:

435-425-3791

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