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 »
Numerous Campsites Closed in the Green River Campground
A recent tree assessment of the Green River Campground identified potential safety issues with numerous cottonwood trees, requiring us to close many of the campsites. Please plan ahead so that you are not disappointed if the campground is full. More »
Ranger-led activities are a great way to discover more about Dinosaur National Monument. Programs are offered from early-June through late September. Additional programs may also be available. Ask at a visitor center.
Please Note: Programs may be cancelled due to adverse weather for visitor and employee safety, or staffing shortages caused by emergences such as fire or medical situations.
Quarry Area (Utah Side)
Fossil Discovery Trail Hike
Night Sky Program - will begin in July
Canyon Area (Colorado side)
Programs on the Colorado side are offered when staffing and visitation permit. Notices about programs in this part of the monument will be posted at the Canyon Visitor Center. Past programs have included:
Plug Hat Butte Walk
Canyon Visitor Center Patio Talk
Did You Know?
Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience the remote canyon areas at Dinosaur National Monument. You can take a licensed commercial rafting trip or you can tackle the river on your own, provided you have a permit, the correct equipment and the necessary experience.