The Junior Ranger Program is a great way for kids to learn about park resources! Most National Park Service areas have Junior Ranger programs; kids can collect badges or patches from over 400 NPS units.
At Great Sand Dunes, plan on a total visit of at least 2 hours to complete required sections of the Junior Ranger Booklet or do Junior Ranger Backpack activities. (Most families plan about two days to visit this large, diverse park).
Kids can choose one of two ways to earn a badge or patch:
Just stop at the Junior Ranger Station in the visitor center when you arrive, pick up your booklet or backpack, and go explore!
For more information, please call the Visitor Center at 719-378-6395.
If you're not able to visit Great Sand Dunes, but want to learn about national parks online, become a National Park Service Web Ranger! Visit the Web Ranger home page for details!
Last updated: February 27, 2020