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 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 (Starts May 24, 2014)
Junior Ranger (starts May 24, 2014)
Evening Program (starts May 24)
Stories Behind the Stars (starts June 7)
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?
Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.