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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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  • Portion of Echo Park Closed Due to Mountain Lion Activity

    The closed area includes the group campsite (other campsites remain open), river access area, the adjacent restroom, water spigot and the path following the Green River upstream to its confluence with the Yampa River. A fresh animal kill is in the area.

Desert Voices Trail

Desert Voices Trail.

A view of three different rock layers from the Desert Voices Trail.

NPS Photo

Length: 1½-mile loop.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Trailhead location: About 3½ miles east of the Quarry Visitor Center, at the Split Mountain Boat Ramp.
Brochure: None.
Description: The trail offers excellent views of Split Mountain and several adjacent rock layers. Geology is the outstanding feature on this trail.
Special considerations: Many of the signs on the trail were written and drawn by children for children. There is no shade. This trail ties to the Sound of Silence Trail via a 1/4-mile connector trail.

Did You Know?

Picture of dinosaur skull.

Dinosaurs were a remarkably successful group of animals. They lived on the Earth for 160 million years. The fossils at Dinosaur National Monument represent only 10 of the many dinosaur species that existed during that long era.