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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Dinosaur Entry Free Over Veteran’s Day Weekend

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Date: November 6, 2012
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?

Raft going through rapids.

Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience the remote canyon areas at Dinosaur National Monument. You can take a licensed commercial rafting trip or you can tackle the river on your own, provided you have a permit, the correct equipment and the necessary experience.