Harpers Corner Road Closed for Winter
The Harpers Corner Road is closed for the winter at Plug Hat Picnic Area which is approximately five miles from US Highway 40. 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 »
Dinosaur is Bear Country
Many people assume that black bears dwell only in forests or mountains, but numerous sightings over the past few years confirm that black bears inhabitat much of Dinosaur National Monument. Black bears (Ursus americanus) are curious, highly mobile, and adaptable animals, but they're not always black. The fur of a black bear can range from very light to very dark. The adaptability of black bears can lead to conflicts with people as bears can easily learn to associate people with food sources. Keep both yourself, other visitors and the bears safe by abiding by the following guidelines and tips while visiting the park:
Food & Food Storage
Preventing an Encounter
Please report any bear sightings, encounters or incidents to park staff immediately. Call (970) 374-3000.
Did You Know?
Split Mountain, the name John Wesley Powell gave to one of the Dinosaur’s most recognizable features, is aptly named: over millions of years, the Green River has carved a canyon into the center of the mountain, splitting it in two.