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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Backcountry Camping Permits

There are many opportunities for backcountry camping at Dinosaur National Monument. Free backcountry permits are required for overnight stays outside developed campgrounds and may be obtained by contacting either visitor center. Good planning is essential to a safe and enjoyable trip when hiking either on or off trails in the monument's backcountry.

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Did You Know?

Picture of anthropomorphic figure holding a circular shape pecked into a rock.

Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.