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.


November 13, 2015 Update
A recent stretch of rainy weather with snow at higher elevation has made many of the trails and roads saturated. Travel is not advised on Island Park, Echo Park, or Yampa Bench roads at this time. Check weather forecasts as conditions may change rapidly.


Dinosaur Quarry Area (Utah)
Split Mountain Road: Open
Cub Creek Road: Open to the Josie Morris Ranch
Fossil Discovery Trail: Muddy
Sound of Silence Trail: Some mud. Lots of elk/deer trails may create some confusion on location of trail.
Desert Voices: Muddy
River Trail: Wet
Box Canyon Trail: Wet
Hog Canyon Trail: Wet


Rainbow Park / Island Park Area (Utah)
Island Park Road: Road is currently muddy. Washboard areas past Rainbow Park. Travel is not advised on the road immediately after a snow or rain storm as it becomes extremely muddy and slippery. This road is not maintained in winter.


Jones Hole Area (Utah)
Road to Fish Hatchery: Patchy snow and ice on Diamond Mountain
Jones Hole Trail: Some muddy areas.
Ely Creek Trail: Muddy. Not maintained beyond waterfall to Ruple Ranch


Harpers Corner/Echo Park Area (Colorado)
Harpers Corner Road: Road is open to end with patchy compact snow and ice in shaded areas or places prone to drifting snow. Watch for falling rocks at Plug Hat Butte. Watch for animals, especially at dusk and dawn.
Echo Park Road: Snow covered. This road is not maintained in winter.
Yampa Bench Road: Muddy with snow at higher elevations. Travel not advised in winter. Four wheel drive, high clearance vehicle recommended. Road is not maintained in winter and travel on it is not advised.
Access Roads to Yampa Bench Road and Monument Boundary: Roads are muddy or snow covered. Some roads may be impassable immediately after storms.
Harpers Corner Trail: Snow covered


Deerlodge Park (Colorado)
Deerlodge Road: Patchy snow and ice. This road is not maintained in winter.


Gates of Lodore (Colorado)
County Road 318: Muddy, some rutted areas.
Roads 34 & 34N: Muddy, some rutted areas.

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