Harpers Corner Road Closed for Winter
The Harpers Corner Road is closed for the winter at Plug Hat Picnic Area which is approximately five miles from US Highway 40. The road is tentatively scheduled to open on March 31. More »
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Are Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail are closed until at least May 1, 2014 due to bear activity. More »
Things To Know Before You Come
Proper planning and preparation will help ensure you have an enjoyable visit and get the most out of your tme at Dinosaur National Monument. While most visitors visit only the dinosaur fossils at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, there is much more to the Monument. While here, you may want to explore Fremont petroglyph sites, historic homesteads and ranches, the many miles of hiking trails, scenic views from the Harpers Corner Road or wild canyons on a whitewater rafting trip.
Dinosaur covers over 210,000 acres and is spread across two states. It can take over four hours to drive from the Quarry Visitor Center in the Utah portion of the monument to the Gates of Lodore area located on the north end of the monument in Colorado. Remember that the nearest fuel, lodging, and other services may be over an hour drive from various points in the monument.
Did You Know?
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.