Discover Dinosaur

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visibly embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert, and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons support an array of life. Petroglyphs reveal the lives of Indigenous people. 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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River Reflections - Dinosaur National Monument's Official New Film! Welcome to Dinosaur National Monument where dinosaurs once roamed. Learn what fossils discovered here tell us about this landscape millions of years ago. Explore Dinosaur’s compelling cultural history from rock art created by Indigenous peoples to log cabins built by homesteaders in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Discover the Green and Yampa rivers which provide a laboratory for scientific study and wilderness journey.

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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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Current Conditions

What's happening at Dinosaur? Check here for information on hours, camping, road, and trail conditions.

Last updated: July 19, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610


435 781-7700

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