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

    Dinosaur

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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.

July 10, 2014
Dinosaur National Monument Adds New Programs to 2014 Summer Shedule
Park Rangers at Dinosaur National Monument offer a variety of public programs from guided hikes and campground evening programs to the very popular Junior Ranger Program.

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.

June 03, 2014
Mark Foust Named Superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument
Mark Foust, a 26 year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent for Dinosaur National Monument which straddles the northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado border.

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 paleontologist Earl Douglass.

Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.