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 by 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.
Become a Great Sand Dunes Junior Ranger at Home!
While Great Sand Dunes is closed, we are offering you the opportunity to become a Great Sand Dunes Junior Ranger from the comfort of your own home. Complete the activity corresponding to the correct age group below and the Backyard Bingo. Younger children may need the help of a parent or guardian. After completing the activities please email us, providing the following:
Last updated: April 20, 2020