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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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Harpers Corner Road winds around Plug Hat Butte

Harpers Corner Road winds around Plug Hat Butte

Even though much of Dinosaur National Monument is managed as wilderness, a network of roads penetrate the monument's rugged interior. These scenic drives provide access to dramatic views, a chance to see wildlife, or the ability to deeper explore the area by hiking one of the monument's trails. Some of the roads are paved two-lane highways – fine for any passenger car – while others are dirt roads requiring the use of a 4-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle. Some monument roads close for the winter. Always check the weather before heading out on any of the monument's dirt roads. Due to the clay soils, some roads may be impassible when wet.

 
Colorado Scenic Drives Utah Scenic Drives
Harpers Corner Road (paved) Tour of Tilted Rocks (mostly paved)
Echo Park Road (unpaved) Rainbow Park/Island Park Road (unpaved)
Yampa Bench Road (unpaved)
Gates of Lodore (unpaved)
Deerlodge Park (paved)


Did You Know?

Picture of anthropomorphic figure holding a circular shape pecked into a rock.

Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.