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 »
Monument to Open Harpers Corner Road for Season
Contact: Carla Beasley, 435-781-7700
Dinosaur National Monument plans to open the Harpers Corner Road and the Green River Campground at 5:00 p.m. on April 10.
“Generally, we try to get the Harpers Corner Road open by the Easter weekend barring any heavy snow,” stated superintendent Mary Risser.
The Harpers Corner Road is a 32-mile road (one-way) that leads to the heart of Dinosaur National Monument’s canyon country. Several overlooks provide sweeping vistas of the Green and Yampa river canyons. Two trails along the road lead to the canyon rim, allowing a closer look at the Green River over 2000 feet below and into the ragged Split Mountain Gorge. Use caution when hiking these trails in the spring. Lingering snow and wet condition may make the trail slippery in places. A guide to the Harpers Corner Scenic Drive is available for 50¢ at the entry kiosk near Dinosaur, Colorado.
Did You Know?
Dinosaur National Monument's geology is a feast for the mind and the eye. The rock layers, which have been tilted by folding, expose a variety of colors and textures.