A hiker enjoys the view of the Yampa River Canyon from the end of the Harpers Corner Trail.
1.5 miles one way / 3.0 miles round trip. Not a loop.
Level of Difficulty
End of the Harpers Corner Road, 31 miles north of the Canyon Visitor Center
Be prepared for desert hiking: Take a hat, sunscreen, and water. A minimum of 2 quarts of water per person is recommended in the summer
Let someone know where you are going and when you are due back
Wear comfortable shoes, such as hiking boots or athletic shoes. Open-toed shoes are not recommended
Use caution near cliffs. Keep close tabs on small children
Keep an eye out of thunderstorms during the summer
Available at the trailhead and at the monument visitor centers
Rules and Regulations
Pets are not allowed on this trail or in the monument's backcountry
Carry out all trash
Collecting artifacts, fossils, plants, or other objects is prohibited
Do not feed or approach wildlife
Trail starts with a short descent but is then fairly level with a few moderate ups and downs. The end of the trail features an overlook with sweeping views of the river canyons with the Green River 2,500 feet (762 meters) below. The National Geographic Trails Illustrated map of Dinosaur National Monument is available from the park bookstore.
Looking down the Green River from the Harpers Corner Trail