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.
Though there is no public transportation within the monument, Greyhound Bus Lines operates service between Denver and Salt Lake City which makes stops in Dinosaur, Colorado and Vernal, Utah. Drivers will stop in Jensen, Utah to unload passengers if requested.
Daily scheduled air service is provided to the Vernal Airport (VEL) by Great Lakes Aviation. Rental cars are available at the airport and from other locations in Vernal.
For private river runners or backcountry hikers, vehicle and passenger shuttle service is available from Wilkins Bus lines (435) 789-2476 and River Runners Transport (800) 930-7238.
Did You Know?
Mormon crickets are wingless grasshoppers that swarm across roads through the summer in the western United States. These flightless insects can form such large swarms that the road appears to move and change colors where they cross.