• 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?

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.