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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Nearby Attractions

Dinosaur National Monument is surrounded by a variety of public lands including both state and federal. The monument is also with a days drive of many other National Park Service sites.

Nearby attractions within an hour drive:

Utah Field House of Natural History, Vernal

Red Fleet State Park, Vernal

Steinaker State Park, Vernal

Ashley National Forest, Vernal

Bureau of Land Management, Vernal Field Office

Bureau of Land Management, White River Office (Meeker)

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery

Ouray National Wildlife Refuge

Dinosaurland Travel Board

Did You Know?

Photo of paleontologist Earl Douglass.

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.