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Become a Junior Ranger or just get to know one!

RMNP Rangers are a wealth of engaging and helpful information. Whether you want to track animals, identify flora, learn about wildlife, geology, or trees, or just find your way through the Park, the Rangers are amazing resources and they’re ready willing and able to share their knowledge and experience with you!  Introduce yourself to a Ranger and ask away!


Become a Junior Ranger and Earn a Badge

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, learn about the park and become a ranger by earning your badge today!


Junior Ranger Headquarters is a Place Just for Kids!

The Junior Ranger Headquarters, located at Moraine Park Discovery Center along Bear Lake 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 21 – August 17, in the summer of 2014. Programs are offered 4 times a day, 6 days a week, and times are 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, & 2:30 PM. Programs last 30 minutes and are geared for kids ages 6-12. The Discovery Center is open daily from 9am -4:30pm.  It is free to participate, and a parent or adult must be present with children at all times.


Tuesday at Junior Ranger Headquarters is Discovery Day! This is a family-friendly walk-in program that goes from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM. Each week there is something new to discover.


For more information on becoming a Junior Ranger please visit


Free Ranger Led Programs


Every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm: Skins and Skulls Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Pet an Elk or Mountain Lion.  Cuddle up to a bear or Beaver.  Check out those fangs!  Come to Beaver Meadows Visitor Center to safely feel skins and skulls while learning about park wildlife. 20-30 minutes.


Every Saturday 7pm:  Beaver Meadows Evening Programs feature a wide variety of informative and entertaining topics.  Meet in the downstairs auditorium at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.


Daily:  See the stunning 23-minute park movie at the Beaver Meadows visitor center during normal business hours. This movie features spectacular aerial footage of the park’s rugged high country, as well as wildlife and other park resources. Available upon request. Available en español and English.


Visitor and Information Centers in RMNP


Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Open daily 8a – 4:30p Park information, free park movie, bookstore and park information.


Fall River Visitor Center Open daily 9a – 5p features life-sized wildlife displays, a discovery room where kids can touch objects and dress up as rangers, American Indians, and pioneers; and a book store.


Alpine Visitor Center – open daily (weather permitting) 10:30a-4:30p. Features extraordinary views of alpine tundra, displays, information, bookstore, adjacent gift shop and snack bar. Call 586-1222 for Trail Ridge Road conditions.


Sheep Lakes Information Station – open daily 9a -4:30p features information and ranger programs. Horseshoe Park is a good place to look for elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes and badgers.


Park Information: (970) 586-1206


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