• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs


    National Monument CO,UT

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 on the Utah side of the monument. 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.

Park Rangers are available to help you plan your trip or answer questions.
Staff are available at monument visitor centers to help you plan your trip or answer questions.
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Visitor Centers
Dinosaur National Monument has two visitor centers where you can obtain information on the monument.
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The monument has several campgrounds located in both Colorado and Utah.
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Pets are permitted in monument, but there are rules and restrictions regarding where they are allowed.
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Dinosaur features miles of trails plus unlimited cross country travel oppportunies.
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River Rafting/Boating
The Green and Yampa Rivers provide world class rafting. More information…

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Monument Information
Need other information that you cannot find on our website. Feel free to email or call us at (435) 781-7700.

Did You Know?

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Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.