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Earn a Badge and Become a Junior Ranger

Junior Rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park have fun discovering the natural world, while learning about why we need to protect the special treasures found in our National Parks. We need the help of all our rangers to keep Rocky preserved and protected for many more years to come. Pick up a free Junior Ranger activity booklet at any visitor contact station, discover the park, and become a ranger by earning your badge today! There are 3 different activity book for ages 5 and under, 6-8, and 9 and up.

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Junior Ranger Headquarters Located at Hidden Valley.

Junior Ranger Headquarters is a Place Just for Kids!

The Junior Ranger Headquarters is located in the summer at Hidden Valley, on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park along Trail Ridge Road. Join a ranger-led program, complete your Junior Ranger book, and earn a badge all in one place. In the summer of 2021 the Junior Ranger Headquarters is open from May 23 - August 21, daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Short pop-up style programs, geared for kids ages 5-13, are offered for one family group at a time. It is free to participate, and a parent or adult must be present with children at all times.


Digital Junior Ranger Booklets

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For Spanish-language versions:


Other Fun Activities

Coloring Book Pages

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A Big Thank You to Our Park Partner

Rocky Mountain Conservancy, one of Rocky Mountain National Park's park partners, provides funding to support the Junior Ranger Program.

This program, and many other park projects like it, would not be possible without donations to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

Last updated: April 7, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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