Apply Online for the 2014 High Use Season Multi-Day River Permit Lottery
Starting December 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014 , boaters can apply for the lottery for the 2014 high use season multi-day river permits through Recreation.gov. 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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
The monument is open all year, though certain roads and facilities are closed during the winter months. When monument roads are open, they are open 24 hours a day. Dinosaur fossils can only be seen on the Utah side of the park. 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 April 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?
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.