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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 Rangers explore with a park ranger at Hidden Valley, RMNP's Junior Ranger Headquarters


Junior Ranger Headquarters is a Place Just for Kids!

Join a ranger-led program, complete your Junior Ranger book, and earn a badge all in one place.

Open during the summer season, Junior Ranger Headquarters is located at Hidden Valley. Hidden Valley is on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park along Trail Ridge Road, approximately 8 miles from the Fall River and Beaver Meadows entrances to the park.

When is Junior Ranger Headquarters Open?

Junior Ranger Headquarters is open from May 21 - August 20 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. All activities are free. A parent or adult must be present with children at all times.

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From programs on Fire to talks about Predators, there are many different program topics offered throughout the summer.

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Digital Junior Ranger Booklets

For English-language versions:

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: June 21, 2022

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park , CO 80517


970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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