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. The road is tentatively scheduled to open on March 31. 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 »
Dinosaur Entry Free Over Veteran’s Day Weekend
Contact: Dan Johnson, (435) 781-7702
Dinosaur, CO - Dinosaur National Monument will offer free visitor admission November 10-12, to honor all past and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces. All entrance fees, including commercial tour entrance fees, will be waived at all National Park Service sites over the Veteran's Day weekend. Free admission is offered to all visitors, not just to veterans or military personnel. This annual fee free day was established in 2006.
Active duty members of the U.S. military and their dependents can also pick up a free Military Pass, which provides free entry to all 398 national parks for one year. Active duty members of the U.S. military must show a current, valid military identification card (CAC card), and dependents of active duty military must show a current, valid dependent identification card (DD Form 1173) to obtain their pass. More information is available at www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm.
The Quarry Visitor Center on the Utah side of the monument is open seven days per week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ranger are offering car caravans to see the dinosaur fossils at the Quarry Exhibit Hall at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. All monument roads are currently open; however, this may change with the weather. The Harpers Corner Road will close with the first significant snowfall. Water service has been turned off at all monument campgrounds. For more information on available services, facilities and current operating hours, please call (435) 781-7700. You can also get updates by following DinosaurNPS on twitter or like us on facebook: www.facebook.com/DinosaurNationalMonument.
Did You Know?
A population of peregrine falcons has been established at Dinosaur National Monument. The park's rugged canyons make ideal habitat for the once endangered raptor. Fossils show that dinosaurs evolved into birds--and so still live in modified form at Dinosaur.