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. The road is tentatively scheduled to open on March 31. 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 »
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
Stories Behind the Stars
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?
A population of peregrine falcons has been established at Dinosaur National Monument. The park's rugged canyons make ideal habitat for the once endangered raptor. Fossils show that dinosaurs evolved into birds--and so still live in modified form at Dinosaur.