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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Directions to Temporary Visitor Center

From Denver
Several routes link Dinosaur National Monument to Denver and the Colorado Front Range area. One of the more direct routes is to travel west on Interstate 70 to Rifle, Colorado. Take the exit for Highway 13, and follow Highway 13 north toward Meeker. Turn left on Highway 64 (about 40 miles north of Rifle). Follow 64 west to Dinosaur, Colorado (about 78 miles). Turn west (left) in Dinosaur, onto Highway 40 toward Jensen, Utah. Turn north (right) on Utah 149 in Jensen. The temporary visitor center is about 4 miles north of Jensen on the right (big green dinosaur in front of building). Driving time from Denver is about 5½ hours.

From Salt Lake City
Take I-80 east out of the city. Follow I-80 for approximately 25 miles, and then take the exit for Highway 40 east toward Vernal. Follow 40 east to Vernal (about 160 miles). Go through Vernal and follow Highway 40 to Jensen, Utah (10 miles east of Vernal). Turn north (left) on Utah 149in Jensen. The temporary visitor center is about 4 miles north of Jensen on the right (big green dinosaur in front of building). Driving time from Salt Lake City is about 4 hours.

Did You Know?

Picture of lone hiker looking across canyon.

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.