Be A Junior Ranger

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Want to become a Mesa Verde Junior Ranger? Follow two friends, one from the present and one from the past, as they help you explore the park and guide you through the activities.

We now have two versions:

1) In person: The original Junior Ranger booklet (pdf, 2.5 mb). You can download and print a copy of the original Junior Ranger booklet prior to your visit, or pick one up when you arrive in the park. Then complete the booklet activities while you visit. Once completed, you can receive your Junior Ranger badge by bringing your booklet to a ranger just outside the Visitor and Reseach Center, or by mailing it to a ranger at Mesa Verde National Park, P.O Box 8, Mesa Verde, Colorado, 81330.

2) Online: The new, online version of the Junior Ranger booklet. Can't visit the park? Download the new digital version and use the Mesa Verde National Park website to complete the booklet. Follow the weblinks you will find within the booklet to explore the website and complete the booklet to earn a virtual Mesa Verde Junior Ranger badge you can download!

Last updated: July 14, 2020

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PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park , CO 81330



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