Guided Tours

Visitors explore the Fossil Discovery Trail with a park ranger.

Visitors head out to explore the Fossil Discovery Trail with a park ranger.

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Ranger-led activities are a great way to discover more about Dinosaur National Monument. Programs are offered from late May through mid-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

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.

Ranger Talk
Daily at 2:30 pm
20 - 30 minutes
Join a ranger at the Quarry Exhibit Hall to learn more about dinosaurs and geology.

Evening Program
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.


Canyon Area (Colorado side) Schedule

No programs are scheduled at this time. Check back later for updates.

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