Portion of Echo Park Closed Due to Mountain Lion Activity
The closed area includes the group campsite (other campsites remain open), river access area, the adjacent restroom, water spigot and the path following the Green River upstream to its confluence with the Yampa River. A fresh animal kill is in the area.
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?
A population of peregrine falcons has been established at Dinosaur National Monument. The park's rugged canyons make ideal habitat for the once endangered raptor. Fossils show that dinosaurs evolved into birds--and so still live in modified form at Dinosaur.