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:
National Park Service Areas within 300 miles:
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.