Operating Hours & Seasons
The monument is open all year, but certain roads and facilities are closed during the winter months. When monument roads are open, they are open 24 hours a day. There are no dinosaur fossils in the Colorado portion of the monument. If you want to see Dinosaur Fossils, you must visit the Utah side of the monument near Jensen, Utah.
Please see dates and hours of operation for the monument visitor centers below.
Utah Side of the Monument
Quarry Visitor Center (Seven miles north of Jensen, Utah)
Fall, Winter, and Spring Access to the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall
October 21, 2013 through early May 2014
Summer Access to the Dinosaur Quarry
Summer access to the Quarry Exhibit Hall is by shuttle bus only from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. If you arrive prior to 9:30 am, you will be allowed to drive your personal vehicle to the quarry. The access road closes to uphill traffic at 9:30 and shuttles depart from the visitor center every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last bus leaving the Quarry Exhibit Hall departs at 5:30 p.m. for the return to the visitor center.
Visitors with accessibility needs should inquire at the information desk at the visitor center for directions on how to access the Quarry Exhibit Hall.
Colorado Side of the Monument
Canyon Visitor Center (Two miles east of Dinosaur, Colorado)
Did You Know?
Dinosaur National Monument is as famous for its dramatic canyon scenery as it is for its dinosaur fossils.