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 »
There is no lodging within Dinosaur National Monument. However, the nearby communities of Vernal, Utah, Dinosaur, Colorado, and Rangely, Colorado, have lodging. Local organizations can provide current information on opportunities within their communities.
Occasionally, obtaining lodging in the area can be difficult. It is recommended that you reserve lodging ahead of time if you plan on staying in the area overnight.
Did You Know?
Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.