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. 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 »
How will the quarry wall be kept safe for the future?
With the current state of the wall, paleontologists want to ensure that the fossils will be saved for the many future generations that come to the park. In order to do so, they will develop a long-term plan to look at all the issues on the wall related to the bones' state such as stabilizing the cliff face, loose rock on the wall, damaged bones, bones that have had repairs, humidity, etc.
Through close monitoring of the cliff wall, any changes observed will hopefully provide a warning so that problems can be adequately assessed and fixed before conditions worsen. With this mind set, the park hopes to prevent a reoccurrence leading to the closing of the building as in that of 2006. With the wall preservation project underway engineers and paleontologists will continue to work to protect and preserve this spectacular concentration of dinosaurs.
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.