Harpers Corner Road Closed for Winter
The Harpers Corner Road is closed for the winter at Plug Hat Picnic Area which is approximately five miles from US Highway 40. The road is tentatively scheduled to open on March 31. 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 »
Off Trail Hiking
In addition to Dinosaur's trails, most of the monument is open to off trail or cross country travel. Off trail hiking is great way to experience the wonder and majesty of Dinosaur's backcountry. There are some routes that are easier to follow or more well known while others may be rarely visited and require technical skills. No matter where you go, you will be in very remote country. Make sure you take the following precautions:
For more information or help planning a trip into the backcountry, contact the park at 435-781-7700.
Echo Park Area
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs were a remarkably successful group of animals. They lived on the Earth for 160 million years. The fossils at Dinosaur National Monument represent only 10 of the many dinosaur species that existed during that long era.