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?
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.