• 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 paleontologist Earl Douglass.

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.