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 »
Numerous Campsites Closed in the Green River Campground
A recent tree assessment of the Green River Campground identified potential safety issues with numerous cottonwood trees, requiring us to close many of the campsites. Please plan ahead so that you are not disappointed if the campground is full. 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)
Quarry Exhibit Hall (this is where you see Dinosaur fossils)
Late Fall, Winter, and Spring Access to the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall
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's geology is a feast for the mind and the eye. The rock layers, which have been tilted by folding, expose a variety of colors and textures.