• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

For Kids

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.

 

 

Heading out to visit your National Parks? Check out which sites have a Junior Ranger program and find out more information about the National Park Service Junior Ranger Program at the RangerZone—your place to be a Junior Ranger.
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The National Park Service WebRanger program is available for kids who want to learn more about national parks online.
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Did You Know?

Photo of paleontologist Earl Douglass.

Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.