Apply Online for the 2014 High Use Season Multi-Day River Permit Lottery
Starting December 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014 , boaters can apply for the lottery for the 2014 high use season multi-day river permits through Recreation.gov. More »
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail have been closed until further notice due to bear activity in the area. More »
Bicycling is allowed on any road within Dinosaur National Monument, but is not allowed on any trail. Paved roads within the monument are narrow, and often have no shoulders. Bicyclists should take proper measures to stay safe, such as riding single-file, wearing bright and/or reflective clothing, and being aware of your surroundings. Be advised that there are no bicycle racks within the monument. You are responsible for securing your belongings.
Also, remember to fuel yourself for the season. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are cold and dry. Drink water regularly, before you get thirsty.
Where to bicycle
Rainbow Park to Island Park – views of the Green River and colorful geologic features – an area map is available by contacting the visitor center.
Yampa Bench Road – Ride along the Yampa River, with changing views of the river and its canyons. Many side canyon hikes await your exploration.
Many dirt roads on BLM land adjacent to the monument are also suitable for bicycling. Contact the Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office for more information.
Did You Know?
Most of Dinosaur National Monument's 210,000 acres is proposed wilderness. With proper planning, a backcountry trip at Dinosaur can be a wonderful experience of solitude and serenity.