For Kids

Visiting trail sites is fun! Want to be a Junior Ranger or a Junior Wagon Master? Want to learn from kids like you? You can participate in the activities below designed for youth and families to explore the Santa Fe Trail.
 
Junior Rangers sitting in the historic fort learn about the past at Fort Union National Monument.
Junior Rangers learn about the past at Fort Union National Monument.

Head Out! Are You Ready to Be a Junior Ranger?


Kids earn a Santa Fe National Historic Trail Junior Ranger badge and collect great memories from exploring the five national park sites related to the Santa Fe Trail.

Don't worry! You don't have to visit all five parks to earn your Junior Ranger badge! Rangers will help you find answers for the activities using brochures from each park.

 
Image showing four Junior Wagon Master patches

Helen Kilian/Footpath Studio with the Santa Fe Trail Association

Wagons Ho! Be a Junior Wagon Master!


You can become an official Junior Wagon Master for the Santa Fe National Historic Trail! This program helps kids and families explore the trail. You'll walk along wagon ruts, visit towns, go to museums, and maybe even see horses, mules, and oxen along the way!

Through this program, managed in partnership with the Santa Fe Trail Association, you can earn up to four patches by traveling the trail.

 

Watch this Awesome Video!


El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Old Spanish Trail converge in Santa Fe. Which one goes to Missouri? Which one goes to Mexico City? Which one goes to California? What was the purpose of each trail? Find out here!
 
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Duration:
30 minutes, 34 seconds

Fourth and fifth graders from Carlos Gilbert Elementary School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, perform an awesome musical covering three national historic trails: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Santa Fe, and Old Spanish.

 

Script: WORD (30 KB)

Título: PROGRAMA MUSICAL/NARRACIÓN DE NIÑOS SOBRE LOS TRES SENDEROS
Three Trails Children's Narrative/Musical Program

Spanish translation WORD (46 KB)

 

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Last updated: August 30, 2017

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National Trails Intermountain Region
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504

Phone:

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