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


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  • 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.

Special Uses

Gatherings and commercial activities in National Parks often require a special use permit. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the protection of the park's natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests. Permits will be specific in nature to the activity being permitted. Activities requiring a Special Use Permit may include First Amendment gatherings, weddings, or sale or distribution of printed matter.


Special Use Permit (long form) Adobe PDF
For use with larger events.


The forms above should be used for all special uses except right-of-way applications. If applying for right-of-way, use SF-299 - Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands (PDF).

Contact the monument at (970) 374-3000 to help determine if you need a Special Use or other permit.

Did You Know?

Raft going through rapids.

Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience the remote canyon areas at Dinosaur National Monument. You can take a licensed commercial rafting trip or you can tackle the river on your own, provided you have a permit, the correct equipment and the necessary experience.