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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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  • Portion of Echo Park Closed Due to Mountain Lion Activity

    The closed area includes the group campsite (other campsites remain open), river access area, the adjacent restroom, water spigot and the path following the Green River upstream to its confluence with the Yampa River. A fresh animal kill is in the area.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

The Green River and Split Mountain (left), Camarasaurus skull in the Quarry Exhibit Hall (center), Steamboat Rock at Echo Park (right)
The Green River and Split Mountain (left), Camarasaurus skull in the Quarry Exhibit Hall (center), Steamboat Rock at Echo Park (right)
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In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson established Dinosaur National Monument to preserve "an extraordinary deposit of Dinosaurian and other gigantic reptilian remains of the [Jurassic] period, which are of great interest and value …" Twenty-three years later, President Franklin Roosevelt added more than 200,000 acres to the monument to protect the river corridors and adjacent viewsheds for the major canyons of the Green and Yampa rivers.


Dinosaur NM is a land of ancient fossils, past environments preserved in rock, where two desert rivers flow across mountains and an arid landscape brims with life.

Did You Know?

A Fremont granary in a remote alcove in the monument.

Dinosaur National Monument contains a record of human history dating back at least 10,000 years.