Apply Online for the 2014 High Use Season Multi-Day River Permit Lottery
Starting December 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014 , boaters can apply for the lottery for the 2014 high use season multi-day river permits through Recreation.gov. 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 »
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.
Visitors can marvel at the nearly 1,500 dinosaur fossils visible in the cliff face at the world-famous Carnegie Quarry.Read More
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
Dinosaur has over 210,000 acres of canyons, mountains and deserts to explore. Trails and cross-country routes 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 became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.