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 »
Plan Your Visit
Dinosaur National Monument offers an array of attractions and recreational opportunities.
You can see 1,500 dinosaur fossils still encased in the rock at the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall. In the summer, shuttle buses leave the Quarry Visitor Center every 15 minutes for the Quarry Exhibit Hall. At other times of the year, rangers lead car carvans to the Quarry on a set schedule. See the hours of operation page for current hours.
Experience dramatic canyon views while river rafting, take a drive on one of our scenic highways, ponder the meaning of Fremont petroglyphs, or spend some time watching the monument's diverse wildlife. Check out the links on all the outdoor activities, as well as, information on operating hours, fees, and facilities and services. You are also welcome to join a ranger for a guided program. Park staff offer talks, walks, junior ranger, evening and night sky programs.
Did You Know?
Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience the remote canyon areas at Dinosaur National Monument. You can take a licensed commercial rafting trip or you can tackle the river on your own, provided you have a permit, the correct equipment and the necessary experience.