Be A Junior Ranger

Gila Cliff Dwellings Junior Ranger badge.
The design on the Jr. Ranger badge is from classic Mimbres black and white pottery.

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Junior and Senior Ranger Program

Children ages 7-12 can pick up a Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center or Contact Station. To become a Junior Ranger each child must complete at least four specific activities while visiting the park. Upon completion of the program, the new Junior Ranger is awarded a certificate of completion as well as a Junior Ranger badge.

If you'd like to get an early start on the booklet before you arrive, it is available to download and print.

You must visit the park in order to earn your Junior Ranger badge.

For children 6 and under a Jr. Junior Ranger handout is available at the Visitor Center and Contact Station.

Junior Ranger Program booklet: "Welcome To Our Home in the Gila"
(PDF) (5.76 MB)

Children (and adults) of all ages may earn a certificate and patch by visiting the monument and completing the Senior Ranger booklet.

Senior Ranger Program booklet: "Discover Cliff Dweller Canyon"
(PDF) (10.8 MB)

For children who want to become a Junior Ranger but are not able to visit the park, please check out the National Park Service's WebRanger program.

Last updated: January 29, 2016

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