• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs


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Places To Go

Hiker on Split Mountain
A hiker enjoys the view from the summit of Split Mountain.
Dan Johnson
Early 20th-century homesteader's cabin.

An early image of Josie Bassett Morris' cabin, which still stands in the monument.

Uintah County Library, Vernal, UT.

Dinosaur has scenic splendor from one end of the monument to the other, but the monument also preserves a range of human history, including Native American rock art, homesteaders' cabins and an early 20th-century ranch. There is a lifetime's worth of places to explore. Some of these places are easy to access such at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, where you can see the 1500 dinosaur fossils still encased in the rock. Others, like Echo Park, may require the use of a high clearance vehicle. Some may even require an arduous adventure. Whatever you are seeking, Dinosaur offers much to explore.

Check back often, as we will continue to add new pages and places to this section to help you discover the variety of landscapes, history and scenery found at Dinosaur.

Did You Know?

Photo of tilted rock layers at sunrise.

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.