Fire ban in effect: Propane grills and fire pits will still be allowed.


Hikers will not be allowed to begin the Hunter or Sunset Vista trails after 9 a.m. during heat advisories. Trails must be clear by 12 p.m.


The park is experiencing a water shortage. No filling will be allowed at the park.

For Kids

Become a Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger LogoIf you're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Picacho Peak State Park! Pledge to do your part to help preserve the beauty of the park for everyone to enjoy!

On this page, you can download a Junior Ranger activity for this park that you can complete on your own. It's just one of the fun activities you can do to become a Junior Ranger. After you complete it, bring it with you to the park and you're on your way to becoming a Junior Ranger.

When you visit the park ask for a full Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center, Ranger Station or office. Complete the activities during your visit and then bring it to a Park Ranger for review. When a Park Ranger approves your work you'll be asked to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and get sworn in as our newest Junior Ranger. You'll also be given a Junior Ranger Button. We hope to see you at the park!

Activity Sheet Summary

The Eyes Have It!: Where are your eyes? Right there on the front of your head, of course! But, why your eyes are in front is a different story! Where are birds eyes? rabbits? bobcats? You can learn a lot by looking at where the eyes are placed on an animal. In the pictures below, look at where the eyes are located. Circle the Predators. Underline the Prey animals.

Download 16-Page Coloring Book
Suggested ages for this activity: Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Pledge & Button

Junior Ranger Button featuring Rocky RingtailJunior Ranger Button

Junior Ranger Pledge: “As an Arizona State Parks Junior Ranger, I pledge to help the park rangers protect and preserve habitat, wildlife, and help keep the park clean and safe for visitors and wildlife.”

Remember, you can become a Junior Ranger at nearly all Arizona State Parks. So explore our website and visit the FOR KIDS page for each park for more activities.

Junior Ranger Button: Show everyone that you're a Junior Ranger! After you complete your activities and take the Junior Ranger Pledge you'll receive a Junior Ranger Button. You can pin it to your pack, put it on a bulletin board, or proudly wear it. Check out the button for this park in the picture.

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