Be A Junior Ranger

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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, located in the summer at Hidden Valley along Trail Ridge Road, is a place just for kids! Join a ranger-led program, complete your Junior Ranger book, and earn a badge all in one place. The Junior Ranger Headquarters is open from June 25 - August 21, in the summer of 2016. The Headquarters is open from 9:45 to 3:15 and programs are offered 4 times a day, 7 days a week, and program times are 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, & 2:30 PM. Programs last 30 minutes and are geared for kids ages 5-13. It is free to participate, and a parent or adult must be present with children at all times.

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

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You can also download printable versions of Junior Ranger booklets.

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National Park Service Programs for Kids

Become a Junior Ranger on-line through the Web Ranger website. Web Ranger is an extension of the Junior Ranger Program, and is for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Historic Sites and Monuments then this site is just for you!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Have questions? We've got answers! Call 8am–4:30pm Mountain Time to speak with park staff (recorded information after hours). For Trail Ridge Road status, call (970) 586-1222.

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