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.
Dinosaur Fire Operations are based around two Type 6 Wildland Fire Engines. The engine type is based on the size of truck and capacity of the water tank it carries. To assist in spotting wildfires, the Monument also has two seasonal fire lookouts; one located on Roundtop Mountain at an elevation of 8,575 feet and the other located at Zenobia Peak at 9,000 feet elevation.
The Fire Program staffs each engine with three to four crewmembers. During times of high fire danger or activity, the Fire Management Office can request more fire resources from other parts of the country. Dinosaur Fire Management also sends firefighters to other parts of the country when ordered and available.
Did You Know?
Dinosaur National Monument contains a record of human history dating back at least 10,000 years.