Ranger-led activities are a great way to discover more about Dinosaur National Monument. Programs are offered from late May through late September. Additional programs may 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) Schedule for July 1 through September 7, 2014
Fossil Discovery Trail Hike
Daily at 10:00 am
1½ hours / 1.2 miles
Discover fascinating fossils and evidence of ancient ecosystems on a hike from the Quarry Exhibit Hall to the visitor center. Meet at the Quarry Exhibit Hall shuttle stop.
Difficulty: Moderate. This trail includes some stairs and is not recommended for people with a fear of heights. Wear good walking shoes, bring water, wear sunscreen and a hat.
Daily at 2:30 pm; plus Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 am
20 - 30 minutes
Kids of all ages can join a ranger inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall to learn more about dinosaurs and work on activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Activity books are available anytime from either visitor center.
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm
30 - 45 minutes
Meet a ranger in the program circle in the Green River Campground for an evening talk. Topics vary from geology, history, wildlife and more. Parking is available for non-campers.
Stories Behind the Stars (starts July 16)
Wednesday & Saturday, start times vary with sunset times - July 16 to August 9 at 9:45 pm, August 13 to August 20 at 9:30 pm, August 22 to September 6 at 9:00 pm
20 - 60 minutes, families with young children are invited to arrive up to 20 minutes early to get a sneak peak through the telescopes
Dinosaur's skies are some of the darkest in the U.S. Bring a camp chair or blanket to learn about the night sky with stories and telescopes (weather permitting). Meet in the closed loop on the south side of the Split Mountain Campground. Parking is available for non-campers.