Harpers Corner Road Closed for Winter
The Harpers Corner Road is closed for the winter at Plug Hat Picnic Area which is approximately five miles from US Highway 40. The road is tentatively scheduled to open on March 31. More »
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail have been closed until further notice due to bear activity in the area. More »
It seems like kids of all ages are interested in Dinosaurs and Dinosaur National Monument is a great place to get up close and personal with the fossils of this giant creatures. You can see bones from and learn about Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Diplodicus and Apatosaurus - just to name a few.
Beyond the dinosaurs, there is much more to do in the monument. You can see carvings in the rocks, called petroglyphs, left by the Fremont people nearly 1,000 years ago. You can also take a short hike, go camping, try you luck at fishing or watch wildlife. The monument also has a Junior Ranger program where you can explore the monument while doing some fun activities. Ask a ranger at a park visitor center for more information.
Did You Know?
Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.