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. 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 »
Hiking and river rafting are two of the most popular activities in Dinosaur National Monument - but are by no means all that Dinosaur has to offer. Bicycling is available on maintained dirt roads. There are many good places to cast your fishing rod. Backcountry camping is a great way to feel like you are the only person in the monument. Nighttime reveals some of the darkest skies in America - perfect for stargazing. Mount up and go horseback riding. Or just take a leisurely trip on one of our scenic drives.
Winter snow and cold can limit access to many parts of the monument. Other winter recreation opportunities, however, are available because of the snow. When there is enough snow cover, snowmobiling is permitted on Harpers Corner Drive between the Plug Hat Parking Area and the Echo Park Road turnoff. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are also permitted.
Stop at a visitor center for a schedule of ranger-led programs during the summer.
Did You Know?
Dinosaur National Monument's geology is a feast for the mind and the eye. The rock layers, which have been tilted by folding, expose a variety of colors and textures.