Discover Dinosaur

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore.

Features

Visitors gaze at the dinosaur bones exposed in the Carnegie Quarry

Dinosaur Fossils

Visitors can marvel at the nearly 1,500 dinosaur fossils visible in the cliff face at the world-famous Carnegie Quarry.

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Rafters plunge into rapids on the Green River

River Rafting

Explore the monument's wilderness on a river trip through remote canyons on the Green and Yampa Rivers. The thrill and solitude will last a lifetime.

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Dinosaur's 100th Anniversary

From April through October 2015 a variety of special events and projects will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the monument.

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Looking for a Campsite?

Several campgrounds are located in Dinosaur National Monument and the surrounding area. The Green River Campground is near the Dinosaur Quarry.

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A hiker rests along the Green River at the end of the Jones Hole Trail

Hiking

Dinosaur has over 210,000 acres of canyons, mountains and deserts to explore. Trails and cross-country routes take you through spectacular scenery.

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Petroglyphs adorn the cliffs near McKee Springs

Follow Footsteps from the Past

Dinosaur also preserves the traces left by earlier peoples who inhabited the area. Several sites feature petroglyphs that are easily viewed.

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A mother and young bighorn sheep scamper along a cliff face

Watch Dinosaur's Wildlife

While the climate may appear harsh, the diversity of elevations and ecosystems in Dinosaur supports an array of animal and plant life.

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Connect with Dinosaur

No matter where you are, you can stay connected to Dinosaur! Learn more about the wonders of the monument through information, photos and videos.

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A ranger points out a fossil on the Fossil Discovery Trail

Join a Ranger

A great way to Discover Dinosaur National Monument is go on a ranger program. Park staff offer daily programs with additional ones on weekends.

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