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December 04, 2013
Winter Road Maintenance at Dinosaur National Monument
The arrival of the first snowfall means that winter has arrived at Dinosaur National Monument and visitors’ access to some areas of the monument may be limited.

November 12, 2013
Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent to Lead Natchez Trace Parkway
Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin recently announced the selection of Mary Risser, a 32-year career employee of the National Park Service (NPS), and Superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument to serve as Superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway.

October 30, 2013
Online Lottery Applications Coming for River Permits in Dinosaur National Monument
Changes are coming to the river permit lottery at Dinosaur National Monument. Starting with the 2014 season, if you want to participate in the lottery for a high season permit to take a multi-day float trip on the Yampa or Green Rivers, you can apply online through Recreation.gov for your permit.

October 17, 2013
Dinosaur National Monument Reopens to Visitors
Dinosaur National Monument re-opened to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately. Dinosaur National Monument has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

September 20, 2013
Hours and Services Change with the Arrival of Fall at Dinosaur National Monument
Hours of operation for the Quarry Visitor Center change on September 23, 2013.

September 11, 2013
Dinosaur National Monument Rescinds 2013 Fire Restrictions
All fire restrictions within Dinosaur National Monument have been lifted as of Tuesday, September 10, 2013

August 30, 2013
Experience the Night Sky at Dinosaur National Monument
From Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, staff at Dinosaur National Monument, along with local astronomers, will offer a variety of programs to help you explore and understand the wonders of our universe.

August 29, 2013
Hunters Reminded of Dinosaur National Monument Regulations
With the opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Dinosaur National Monument, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted in the monument.

August 09, 2013
Jones Hole Trail Reopens
Superintendent Mary Risser announced that the Jones Hole Trail will reopen effective Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM.

July 09, 2013
Jones Hole Trail and Surrounding Area Remains Closed
The Jones Hole Trail and surrounding NPS lands from the NPS/USFWS fish hatchery boundary to Ely Creek remain closed to all public use due to an active rock slide.

June 27, 2013
Dinosaur National Monument Announces Fire Restrictions
Restrictions on open fires will go into effect on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, for the entire monument.

June 20, 2013
Rock Slide Closes Jones Hole Trail and Surrounding Area in Dinosaur National Monument (Updated Information)
Due to an active rock slide affecting the Jones Hole Trail and adjacent creek, the trail and surrounding NPS lands from the NPS/USFWS fish hatchery boundary to Ely Creek are closed to all public use until further notice.

June 20, 2013
Rock Slide Causes Closure of the Jones Hole Trail and Surrounding Area
Due to an active rock slide affecting the Jones Hole Trail and adjacent creek, the trail and surrounding NPS lands from the NPS/USFWS fish hatchery boundary to Ely Creek are closed to all public use until further notice

June 18, 2013
Firefighters Continue “Mop Up” on Wild/Hacking Fire in Dinosaur National Monument
Firefighters are in what is known as the “mop up” phase on the Wild/Hacking fire. During “mop up,” firefighters ensure that there are secure perimeters around the fire and that any hot spots that may be sources for potential re-ignition are suppressed.

June 16, 2013
Firefighters Begin Suppression Actions on Wild/Hacking Fire in Dinosaur National Monument
Fire managers at Dinosaur National Monument are now conducting suppression actions on the Wild/Hacking fire on Wild Mountain. The current official estimate for the size of the fire is approximately 370 acres, though this number may change once full surveys have been completed.

June 15, 2013
The "Wild" and Hacking Fires Show Some Growth within Dinosaur National Monument
The fires on Wild Mountain within Dinosaur National Monument continued to grow slowly both yesterday and today. Currently, the fires are estimated to be approximately 380 acres, up from approximately 360 acres on Friday.

June 14, 2013
Aerial Survey Provides Updated Information for the Wild and Hacking Fires in Dinosaur National Monument
Aerial surveys were conducted of the two fires burning in the Wild Mountain area of Dinosaur National Monument. According to Joe Flores, the Monument’s Fire Management Officer, the Wild fire is now estimated to be approximately 362 acres and the Hacking fire is approximately 10 acres in size.

June 14, 2013
Lightning Starts Five Fires in Dinosaur National Monument
Lightning strikes from a Thursday storm started five fires within Dinosaur National Monument according to Joe Flores, Fire Management Officer. All five fires are located on the Colorado side of the Monument.

May 16, 2013
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites in Dinosaur National Monument Closed Due to Black Bear Activity
The two backcountry campsites at Ely Creek, located along the Jones Hole Trail, are closed until further notice due to black bear activity in the area.

April 16, 2013
Celebrate National Park Week 2013 at Dinosaur National Monument
To encourage people to explore America’s natural beauty, rich history and culture, the National Park Service will waive admission fees during National Park Week, from Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, 2013.

April 03, 2013
Spring Brings Expanded Visitor Services to Dinosaur National Monument
Now that spring is here, Dinosaur National Monument is preparing to offer expanded services for visitors.

March 13, 2013
Antler Hunters Reminded To Not Collect Inside Dinosaur National Monument Boundaries
The National Park Service reminds any antlers hunters on adjacent lands that all items, including deer and elk antlers, within the Dinosaur National Monument are protected by law and may not be removed for any reason.

February 20, 2013
Split Mountain Campground Reservations Now Available on Recreation.gov
Reservations for the Split Mountain Group Campground in Dinosaur National Monument are now available for the peak season (April 19 through October 6) through the online system managed by Recreation.gov.

February 04, 2013
Dinosaur National Monument Plans to Rehabilitate Deerlodge Road
Superintendent Mary Risser is making available for public review and comment an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Rehabilitation of Deerlodge Road.

December 18, 2012
Winter Roads at Dinosaur National Monument
"The arrival of the first snowfall means that winter has arrived at Dinosaur National Monument, and visitors' access to some areas of the monument may be limited," announced Superintendent Mary Risser.

November 06, 2012
Dinosaur Entry Free Over Veteran’s Day Weekend
Dinosaur National Monument will offer free visitor admission November 10-12, to honor all past and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

September 17, 2012
Kelly Kager Receives the Andrew Hecht Memorial Public Safety Award
River Office Manager Kelly Kager has received the Andrew Hecht Memorial Public Safety Award

September 14, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Rescinds Fire Restrictions
Superintendent Mary Risser announced that fire restrictions within Dinosaur National Monument will be lifted on Friday, September 14, 2012.

September 11, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Visitation up Over 54 Percent
Over 260,000 people have visited Dinosaur National Monument so far this year, an increase of over 54% over 2011.

August 30, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Reduces Fire Restrictions
Superintendent Mary Risser announced today that fire restrictions within Dinosaur National Monument will be reduced from Stage II to Stage I as of Friday, August 31.

August 29, 2012
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Closed Due to Black Bear Activity
Superintendent Mary Risser announced today that the two backcountry campsites at Ely Creek, located along the Jones Hole Trail, are closed until further notice due to black bear activity in the area.

July 06, 2012
First Six Months of 2012 Brings Increase in Visitation to Dinosaur National Monument
Since the opening of the new Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall last October, Dinosaur National Monument has experienced an increase in park visitation over 2011's numbers," announced Superintendent Mary Risser.

July 05, 2012
Quarry Visitor Center Receives LEED Gold Certification
Dinosaur National Monument is pleased to announce that the new Quarry Visitor Center received a LEED Gold certification.

July 03, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Seeks Scoping Comments on Prairie Dog Management Plan / Environmental Assessment
National Park Service (NPS) staff will be developing a management plan for white-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys leucurus) inhabitating developed areas at Dinosaur National Monument.

June 29, 2012
Tularemia Confirmed in Rabbit Population at Gates of Lodore Campground
On June 28, 2012, monument staff were notified by wildlife health officials with the National Park Service that a rabbit from the Gates of Lodore Campground at Dinosaur National Monument tested positive for tularemia in laboratory tests.

June 20, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Restricts All Fires
Superintendent Mary Risser announced today that Stage 2 restrictions on open fires go into effect Friday, June 22, 2012, for the entire monument.

June 08, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Restricts Fires
Superintendent Mary Risser announced today that restrictions on open fires go into effect Monday, June 11, 2012, for the entire monument.

June 05, 2012
Get Outdoors in Dinosaur Saturday for Free
The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at all national parks on Saturday, June 9, for National Get Outdoors Day.

June 04, 2012
Aggressive black bear killed after numerous incidents in Dinosaur’s Gates of Lodore campground
An aggressive black bear that was conditioned to human foods and habituated to people was shot and killed by Dinosaur National Monument staff in the park's Gates of Lodore campground on Sunday, May 27.

May 15, 2012
Thanking America’s Armed Forces - Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 02, 2012
National Park Getaway
Dinosaur National Monument is featured in the National Park Getaways series

April 18, 2012
Celebrate National Park Week with Free Entrance to Dinosaur National Monument
To encourage people to explore America’s natural beauty, rich history and culture, the National Park Service will waive admission fees during National Park Week, April 21 – 29, 2012.

March 28, 2012
Monument Prepares for the Beginning of the Visitor Season
With the arrival of spring, Dinosaur National Monument is preparing to offer expanded services for visitors.

March 20, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Botanist Receives Department of the Interior Superior Service Award
Superintendent Mary Risser presented Tamara Naumann with a Superior Service Award from Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels.

March 09, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Paleontologist Receives Department of the Interior Superior Service Award
Superintendent Mary Risser presented Dr. Daniel Chure with a Superior Service Award from Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels.

February 29, 2012
Monument Resumes Entrance Fee Collection
Starting March 1, 2012, Dinosaur National Monument resumes collection of park entrance fees.

February 28, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument equals visitors, money and jobs for local economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 197,812 visitors spent $6,717,000 in Dinosaur National Monument and communities near the Monument in 2010. That spending supported 77 jobs in the local area.

February 02, 2012
Dinosaur National Monument Receives National Park Foundation Grant to Preserve Dinosaur Quarry
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, has awarded a grant to Dinosaur National Monument. The funds will launch a program to develop long-term monitoring and preservation plan for 150 million-year-old dinosaur fossil quarry.

December 30, 2011
Harpers Corner Road Remains Open
With the continued mild temperatures and low snowfall at Dinosaur National Monument, the monument has decided to keep the Harpers Corner Road open past the traditional January 1 closing date.

December 15, 2011
Split Mountain Campground Closed Due to Mountain Lion Activity
Dinosaur National Monument has closed the Split Mountain Campground, Picnic Area and Green River Access effective immediately due to mountain lion activity.

September 14, 2011
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to open new Dinosaur visitor center on Sept. 28
Dinosaur National Monument’s renowned fossil quarry will reopen to the public early next month, one week after Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar dedicates the park’s new Quarry Visitor Center nearby, Superintendent Mary Risser announced.

June 20, 2011
Paleontologists Host Make-A-Wish Family
Nathan McDermott along with his mother, father, and sister visited Dinosaur National Monument and Brigham Young University as a Make-A-Wish family.

June 10, 2011
Deerlodge Park Campground Temporarily Closed
The National Park Service Deerlodge Park Campground in Dinosaur National Monument is temporarily closed due to fluctuating high water levels on the Yampa River.

May 23, 2011
Quarry Visitor Center Anticipated to Receive Gold LEED Certification
Dinosaur National Monument is anticipating that the new Quarry Visitor Center will receive Gold LEED certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system.

May 18, 2011
Grand Opening Scheduled for new Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall
Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Mary Risser announced that the Grand Opening Celebration for the new Quarry Visitor Center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall will take place on October 4, 2011.

May 12, 2011
Spring Run-off May Bring Record River Levels
Record snow packs in the watersheds of the Green and Yampa Rivers along with a wet spring may bring record river flows into Dinosaur National Monument

April 11, 2011
Heavy Snowpack Delays Opening of Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road
Staff at Dinosaur National Monument continue plowing operations on the Harpers Corner Road with a new opening date anticipated for Friday, April 22.

March 08, 2011
Plowing Begins on Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road
Staff at Dinosaur National Monument has started work on opening Harpers Corner Road for the year.

April 23, 2010
Get Construction Updates through Social Media
Dinosaur National Monument now has multiple ways for visitors to get updates about the construction of the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall.

April 22, 2010
Quarry Exhibit Hall Reconstruction is On Schedule
The rehabilitation of the Quarry Exhibit Hall represents the first time a building protecting fossils will be demolished over those fossils.

March 30, 2010
Changes in Fossil Discovery Trail Access
There will be limited access to the Fossil Discovery Trail during the construction of the new visitor center and quarry rehabilitation. When the trail is open, it will only be accessible via a shuttle bus.

March 17, 2010
2010 Junior Ranger Essay Contest Announced
Students ages 9 to 12 can enter the National Park Foundation's 2010 Junior Ranger Essay contest to win great prizes.

February 23, 2010
New Dinosaur Rears Its Head in Dinosaur National Monument
A team of paleontologists from Dinosaur National Monument, Brigham Young University, and the University of Michigan has announced the discovery of a new, large, plant-eating dinosaur.

February 22, 2010
New Federal Firearms Law Takes Effect
New federal firearms law takes effect at Dinosaur National Monument

February 05, 2010
Dinosaur National Monument Staff Wins Regional Wilderness Award
Staff at Dinosaur National Monument received an Intermountain Region Wilderness Stewardship Award for their project to remove deteriorated structures from recommended wilderness.

February 04, 2010
Monument Announces Short-term Visitor Center Closure
Superintendent Mary Risser announced that the facility that has served as Dinosaur National Monument’s visitor center since the Quarry Visitor Center’s closure will not be open February 16-19, 2010.

January 26, 2010
Winter Bird Watching
Winter is a great time for bird watching at Dinosaur.

January 07, 2010
Scientific Illustrator Intern Donates Original Art to Monument
Scientific illustrator intern, Liz Bradford donated original art that offers a view of what the ancient world of the dinosaurs might have looked to Dinosaur National Monument.

December 29, 2009
Monument Announces Closure of Harpers Corner Road
Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road will close for the winter on January 1, 2010.

October 07, 2009
Wounded Warrior Project Leads Rafting Trip in Dinosaur National Monument
The Wounded Warrior Project, through Adaptive Sports Association in Durango, Colorado and sponsored by Colorado Discover Ability, led a group of wounded veterans on a rafting trip through Lodore Canyon in Dinosaur National Monument this past week.

August 18, 2009
Ceratosaurus "Bites" Visitors at 100 Years of Discovery Event
No abstract supplied.

August 11, 2009
Mellen Fire Update
Lightning storm on August 6 caused 37 fires in the Northwest Colorado Fire Management unit last Friday and Saturday, the largest became the Mellen fire across the road from Dinosaur National Monument headquarters.

July 30, 2009
Fatality on the Green River
A 54-year old woman died Wednesday afternoon after an apparent drowning in the Green River during a private rafting trip through Dinosaur National Monument. The private party was on the second day of a 4-day trip through Lodore Canyon.

July 29, 2009
Plans Move Forward to Rehabilitate the Quarry Visitor Center
No abstract supplied.

July 24, 2009
190-Million-Year Old Mammal Tracks Discovered
Far up a remote canyon in Dinosaur National Monument, paleontologists have discovered a remarkable deposit of footprints made by our mammalian ancestors as they crossed the sand dunes of an ancient desert.

May 29, 2009
Bill Dye Retires after 29 Years
Bill Dye, maintenance and operations foreman at Dinosaur National Monument, retired after 29 years of service for the Federal government.

May 16, 2009
Dinosaur National Monument Recognized for Service by the State of Utah Department of Environmental Quality
No abstract supplied.

April 24, 2009
Dynamite and Dinosaurs
What do you do when you have a fossil quarry that has yielded some of the most important and rarest of dinosaur fossils in North America, but the fossil-bearing layer of rock is tilted at 70 degrees and there is so much rock that not even jackhammers can get you to the fossils any longer? That was the problem facing Dinosaur National Monument at a Lower Cretaceous dinosaur quarry - the one that has produced the only complete brontosaur skulls from the last 80 million years of the Age of Dinosaurs in North America. The site is so scientifically important that excavations cannot be stopped, yet there was no way to reach the bones.

April 23, 2009
Dinosaur National Monument to Benefit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today a $13.1 million investment to demolish and replace condemned portions of the Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument. The Quarry Visitor Center project is one of nearly 800 projects totaling $750 million that can be completed across the country with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). All the projects announced today are long-standing priorities of the National Park Service based upon its capital planning process.

April 22, 2009
Dinosaur National Monument Celebrates Junior Ranger Day 2009
"April 25, 2009, has been designated Junior Ranger Day at Dinosaur National Monument," said Superintendent Mary Risser.

April 08, 2009
Monument to Open Harpers Corner Road for Season
Dinosaur National Monument plans to open the Harpers Corner Road and the Green River Campground at 5:00 p.m. on April 10.

April 04, 2009
2009 Junior Ranger Essay Contest
The National Park Foundation has announced the launch of the 2009 Junior Ranger Essay Contest, asking youth across the country to share their big ideas on how to protect and preserve America’s national parks.

December 18, 2008
SCA Crew Completes Trail Projects in Dinosaur National Monument
A crew of eight Student Conservation Association (SCA) members came from across the country to work on the Harper’s Corner and Fossil Discovery trails at Dinosaur National Monument this past summer.

December 18, 2008
Holiday Closures for Monument Visitor Center near Jensen, Utah
Dinosaur National Monument’s visitor center near Jensen, Utah, will be closed December 25, 26, and January 1. Although the visitor center will be closed on those days, the rest of the monument will be open to the public.

December 15, 2008
Dinosaur National Monument Announces January 1, 2009 Winter Road Closure
Superintendent Mary Risser announced that Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road, which begins two miles east of Dinosaur, Colorado, on US 40 and runs 31 miles north into the monument, will close to the public on January 1, 2009. The first five miles of the road up to Plug Hat Butte will remain open and plowed throughout the winter to allow public access to the Plug Hat parking area for snowmobile and cross-country ski enthusiasts. The road closure entails locking two gates on the Harpers Corner Road above and below Moffett County Road 16 and the gate at Plug Hat Butte Picnic Area.

October 05, 2008
Rehabilitation of the Quarry Visitor Center Record of Decision Signed
No abstract supplied.

September 16, 2008
Road Construction in Dinosaur National Monument
Construction on the Cub Creek Road between the park entrance and fee station and in the Green River Campground is scheduled to begin September 22.

September 16, 2008
Low Water Crossing Replaced near Echo Park
A low water crossing on the road to Echo Park is scheduled to be replaced between October 15 and October 31.

September 16, 2008
Water To Be Turned Off in Dinosaur National Monument Campgrounds
Dinosaur National Monument announces the dates that drinking water will be turned off for winter season in campgrounds.

September 09, 2008
Prescribed Burn Planned at Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument announces plans to conduct a half-acre prescribed burn September 12 in the employee housing area located about a half mile from the monument headquarters in Dinosaur, Colorado.

August 30, 2008
Split Top 1 Fire Update For August 30
Current Situation: The fire is located approximately three miles north of the Utah temporary visitor’s center on the Dinosaur National Monument. Fire growth was minimal yesterday. Firefighters observed very little activity on the North and South. The fire is mainly burning in Ponderosa Pine on the east side, with some grass and juniper on the west side. The forecast calls for a weather system with the potential for cooler temperatures, high winds, and rainfall to move into the area late Saturday or Sunday.

August 30, 2008
Split Top 1 Fire Final Update
This will be the last Split Top Fire update unless there is a dramatic change in fire activity.

August 29, 2008
Split Top 1 Fire Update
No abstract supplied.

August 29, 2008
Split Top 1 Fire Update For August 29
Current Situation: The fire is located approximately three miles north of the Utah temporary visitor’s center on the Dinosaur National Monument. Fire growth was minimal yesterday. Firefighters observed very little activity on the North and South. The fire continues to burn in grass, sage, and juniper in most of the area, with some Ponderosa Pine on the East side. The forecast calls for a weather system with the potential for cooler temperatures, high winds, and rainfall to move into the area late Saturday or Sunday.

August 29, 2008
Fire Visits the Dinosaur National Monument
With a lightning strike on August 25th, fire changes the face of Split Mountain; for the better?

August 27, 2008
Update on Split Top Fires in Dinosaur National Monument
Split Top 1 made an easterly run along the top of Split Mountain yesterday, growing to between 70-100 acres in size. The fire is still burning within expected and defined areas.

August 26, 2008
Three Lightning Caused Fires Resulted from Recent Storms
Last night’s storms resulted in three lightning caused fires on Split Mountain within the boundaries of Dinosaur National Monument.

August 13, 2008
Fall 2008 Visitor Center Hours
Beginning August 25, 2008, the park visitor center in Dinosaur, Colorado, is open on a limited schedule.

August 12, 2008
Dinosaur National Monument Staff Free Dory Stuck in Lodore Canyon
July 31, 2008, National Park Service staff spent four hours using a 10,000-pound pressure winch to remove a privately-owned aluminum dory that was wrapped on Winnie’s Rock in Lodore Canyon on the Green River.

July 31, 2008
Young Boy Dies on Green River
A young boy died Sunday after an apparent drowning in the Green River during a rafting trip through Dinosaur National Monument.

July 07, 2008
Visitor Injured on Day Trip to Dinosaur National Monument
Dane Mariott, 30, of Vernal, Utah, was injured Sunday, July 6, when he dove into the Green River during a rafting trip through Dinosaur National Monument. The rafting group had stopped for a break at Adrift Beach in the Split Mountain Gorge when group members noticed Mariott unresponsive, face-down and pulled him from the water. Dinosaur National Monument employee, Serena Dennis and volunteer, Jim Linville, were working a short distance away and they heard calls for help. Upon arriving, Dennis, a wilderness first responder, and Linville, a Routt County emergency medical technician, revived and stabilized Mariott and transported him to an awaiting ambulance at the Split Mountain boat ramp. He was taken to Ashley Regional Medical Center, were he was airlifted to Salt Lake City for treatment of a broken neck.

June 15, 2008
Monument Maintenance Crew Receives Regional Award
No abstract supplied.

May 17, 2008
Young Completes 161st Junior Ranger Program
No abstract supplied.

May 08, 2008
Junior Ranger Day at Dinosaur National Monument a Success
No abstract supplied.

May 08, 2008
Dall Flanders Retires after 36 Years
No abstract supplied.

April 06, 2008
Dinosaur National Monument Announces Visitor Center Hours
Beginning April 3, 2008, the park visitor center in Dinosaur, Colorado, is open on a limited schedule. Hours of operation will be Fridays from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

April 06, 2008
Harpers Corner Road in Dinosaur National Monument Still Snow Covered
Dinosaur National Monument staff had hoped to open the Harpers Corner Road by mid-April, but unusually deep snow has delayed the opening to the end of April.

April 06, 2008
Spring Bird Migration Returns to Dinosaur National Monument
Bald eagles, sand hill cranes, and Canada geese have returned to Dinosaur National Monument, marking the beginning of the spring bird migration.

April 06, 2008
Road Work in Dinosaur National Monument in April
Dinosaur National Monument staff will upgrade the gravel sections of Cub Creek Road from April 9th through April 11th. 

April 06, 2008
Dinosaur National Monument Celebrates Junior Ranger Day
No abstract supplied.

March 06, 2008
Monument to Open Harpers Corner Road for Season in Mid-April
Dinosaur National Monument plans to open the Harpers Corner Road and Green River and Split Mountain Campgrounds in mid-April.

February 29, 2008
National Junior Ranger Essay Contest Announced
The National Park Service, in coordination with the National Park Foundation, has announced the 2008 Junior Ranger Essay Contest. The essay contest is open to children between 9 and 12 years old.

February 22, 2008
Frog Fossils Return to Dinosaur National Monument
Two slabs of late Jurassic frog fossils have returned to Dinosaur National Monument after more than a decade at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

January 08, 2008
Windows and Doors Replaced at Historic Josie Bassett Morris Cabin
The National Park Service has replaced the windows and doors of the historic Josie Bassett Morris Cabin in Dinosaur National Monument as part of an ongoing cabin restoration project.

December 27, 2007
Dinosaur National Monument Announces Winter Closure of the Harpers Corner Road
Superintendent Mary Risser announced that deep snows forced today’s closure of Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road, which begins two miles east of Dinosaur, Colorado, on US 40 and runs 31 miles north into the monument.

December 15, 2007
Dinosaur National Monument Announces Winter Road Closure
Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road, which begins two miles east of Dinosaur, Colorado, on US 40 and runs 31 miles north into the monument, will close to the public on January 1, 2008.

December 15, 2007
Dinosaur National Monument Employees Receive Regional Award
No abstract supplied.

October 31, 2007
Dinosaur National Monument Announces Winter Visitor Center Hours
No abstract supplied.

September 06, 2007
Road Construction to Begin in Dinosaur National Monument
Construction on Harpers Corner Road from Highway 40 north to Moffat County 16 is planned to begin September 18.

September 06, 2007
Dinosaur National Monument Announces Fall Visitor Center Hours
Fall operating hours for both visitor centers begins September 4, 2007.

September 04, 2007
Road Work in Dinosaur National Monument
September 12 and 13, Dinosaur National Monument staff will upgrade the gravel sections of Cub Creek Road.

September 04, 2007
Junior Ranger Day at Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument unveiled a new Junior Ranger Program in front of a crowd of eager youth ready to become the first Junior Rangers under the new program.

August 28, 2007
Dinosaur National Monument Designates Junior Ranger Day
September 1, 2007, has been designated Junior Ranger Day at Dinosaur National Monument. The highlight of Junior Ranger Day is the unveiling of the newly created Junior Ranger activity booklet along with a new Junior Ranger badge.

July 05, 2007
Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Assessment of Effects for the Quarry Visitor Center Treatment Project Available for Public Review
The National Park Service (NPS) is making available for public review the Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Assessment of Effects for the Quarry Visitor Center Treatment Project (DEIS) for Dinosaur National Monument.

July 05, 2007
Dinosaur National Monument Accepting Public Comment for Hazard Tree Management Plan and Environmental Assessment
The draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Hazard Tree Management Plan for Dinosaur National Monument is available for public review

July 05, 2007
Student Transportation Interpreter to Spend Summer at Dinosaur National Monument
Thanks to the National Park Foundation and through the generous support of Ford Motor Company, a Proud Partner of America’s National Parks, Dinosaur National Monument has received a grant to support one student transportation interpreter this summer.

July 05, 2007
Open Fire Restriction in Dinosaur National Monument
Fire restrictions go into effect on Friday, July 6, 2007, for Dinosaur National Monument.

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.