Discover Dinosaur

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore.

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See Dinosaur Fossils

Visitors can see over 1,500 dinosaur fossils exposed on the cliff face inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall.

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River Rafting

Experience Dinosaur's remote canyons and wilderness by rafting on the Green or Yampa rivers.

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Camping in Dinosaur

Six campgrounds are located in the monument to give you a variety of options.

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Places to Go

Covering over 210,000 acres, Dinosaur National Monument offers a wealth of places to explore.

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Take a Hike

Hiking is a great way to appreciate Dinosaur's scenery and rugged landscape. Miles of trails and cross-country opportunities exist.

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See Petroglyphs

Dinosaur also preserves traces left by earlier peoples who inhabited the area. Several petroglyph sites are easily viewed.

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Join a Ranger

A great way to discover Dinosaur National Monument is to go on a ranger program. Park staff offer several daily programs in the summer.

Last updated: April 24, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610

Phone:

(435) 781-7700

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