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 »
Numerous Campsites Closed in the Green River Campground
A recent tree assessment of the Green River Campground identified potential safety issues with numerous cottonwood trees, requiring us to close many of the campsites. Please plan ahead so that you are not disappointed if the campground is full. More »
Changes in Fossil Discovery Trail Access
Contact: Brianna Candelaria, (435) 781-7700
Superintendent Mary Risser announced changes to Fossil Discovery Trail access will be in place until construction of the new Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall is complete.
Preparations for construction have begun. Because access to the Fossil Discovery Trail requires driving through the construction zone, visitor access to the trail will be only by shuttle. The shuttle provides free transportation from the temporary visitor center, located just outside the park boundary, to and from the trailhead. The shuttle will be available during the morning hours four days a week in the spring and fall beginning April 10. During the summer, the shuttle will be available daily during the morning hours. Access to the Fossil Discovery Trail by means other than the shuttle is not permitted.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/dino/planyourvisit/shuttle-schedule.htm.
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.