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?
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.