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.
See Dinosaur Fossils
Visitors can once again marvel at the nearly 1,500 dinosaur fossils visible in the cliff face at the world-famous Carnegie Quarry.Read More
Raft Dinosaur's Rivers
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.Read More
Beyond the fossil quarry is over 210,000 acres of canyons, mountains and deserts to explore. Miles of trails take you through spectacular scenery.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs were a remarkably successful group of animals. They lived on the Earth for 160 million years. The fossils at Dinosaur National Monument represent only 10 of the many dinosaur species that existed during that long era.