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


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Current Conditions

We will try to update this page in a timely manner, however, due to the range in elevations and soil types for our roads and trails, conditions can change rapidly in Dinosaur National Monument. The Echo Park and Island Park Roads often become impassable after a rain storm. during winter, some areas may receive heavy snow while others are clear and dry. If you are headed into the park and you have doubts about the accuracy of this information, please call the visitor center at (435) 781-7700 or email us.


Dinosaur Quarry Area (Utah)
Split Mountain Road: Open
Cub Creek Road: Open
Fossil Discovery Trail: Dry, will be muddy after rainstorm
Sound of Silence Trail: Dry, will be muddy after rainstorm
Desert Voices: Dry, will be muddy after rainstorm
River Trail: Dry
Box Canyon Trail: Dry
Hog Canyon Trail: Dry


Rainbow Park / Island Park Area (Utah)
Island Park Road: Road is graded and smooth to monument boundary. Inside the monument, the road is clear with some rutted areas. Travel is not advised if the road is wet. Watch for wildlife!


Jones Hole Area (Utah)
Road to Fish Hatchery: Road is clear
Jones Hole Trail: Some muddy areas, otherwise dry and clear. Ely Creek backcountry campsites are open.
Ely Creek Trail: Trail is clear to waterfall. Not maintained beyond that point to Ruple Ranch


Harpers Corner/Echo Park Area (Colorado)
Harpers Corner Road: Open, Watch for animals, especially at dusk and dawn.
Echo Park Road: Road is dry. Travel is not advised immediately after heavy rain
Yampa Bench Road: Dry and clear. Some sandy areas. High clearance vehicles advised.
Access Roads to Yampa Bench Road and Monument Boundary: Roads are dry but may be rutted in places.


Deerlodge Park (Colorado)
Deerlodge Road: Open and clear to the trailhead along the Yampa River.


Gates of Lodore (Colorado)
County Road 318: Dry
Roads 34 & 34N: Dry

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.