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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 2019 the Junior Ranger Headquarters is open from June 22 - August 18, daily from 9:45 AM to 3:15 PM. 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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Digital Junior Ranger Booklets

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Other Fun Activities

Coloring Book Pages

Last updated: March 31, 2020

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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