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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 26, 2014
Firefighters Contain Two Fires in Dinosaur National Monument and Continue Suppression Efforts on a Third
Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument continue to respond to three fires reported yesterday. Quick response from multiple agencies and last night’s high humidity have helped with suppression efforts.

July 25, 2014
Firefighters Tackle Several Fires in Dinosaur National Monument
Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are now conducting suppression actions on several fires within or near the monument.

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?

Picture of lizard resting on a rock.

Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.