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

    Dinosaur

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September 16, 2014 - Not Yet Released
Hours and Services Change with Fall’s Arrival at Dinosaur National Monument
“The first glints of yellow in area cottonwood trees has announced autumn’s arrival at Dinosaur National Monument, and with it comes a reduction in hours and services,” stated Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, Dan Johnson.

September 15, 2014
Hunters Reminded of Monument Regulations
With the arrival of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Dinosaur National Monument, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted in the monument.

September 05, 2014
Rangers Discover Damage and Theft of Fossil Fragments along Fossil Discovery Trail
Rangers are seeking information related to recent fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail.

August 18, 2014
Our Office is a Dinosaur Quarry
Ben Otoo and Nicole Ridgwell are spending the summer living a dream as they scramble and climb among the remains of the long dead. These young paleontologists are photographing and mapping the world famous deposit of ancient bones at Dinosaur National Monument.

August 05, 2014
Dinosaur National Monument Opens Solicitation for River Trip Concessions
The National Park Service announces the release of a prospectus for the award of up to eleven new concession contracts to provide guided interpretive whitewater river trips within Dinosaur National Monument.

August 01, 2014
Dinosaur National Monument Reminds Visitors to be Lion Aware
Staff at Dinosaur National Monument are reminding visitors that they are visiting lion mountain country when traveling in the monument, especially in the backcountry and along the river canyons.

July 25, 2014
Tourism to Dinosaur National Monument Creates Nearly $16 Million in Economic Benefit in 2013
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park.

June 19, 2014
A Robot Among the Dinosaurs
A team of scientists from the Museum of Paleontology, Department of Geological Sciences, and the Museum of Peoples and Cultures of Brigham Young University along with Dinosaur National Monument staff recently conducted the first phase of a mapping project for the famous wall of bones.

April 30, 2014
Dinosaur National Monument Opens Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites
The two backcountry campsites at Ely Creek, located along the Jones Hole Trail, are now open.

Did You Know?

Photo of tilted rock layers at sunrise.

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.