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Contact: Dan Johnson, (435) 781-7700Jensen, UT & Dinosaur, CO – December visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument showed a 13.8% increase for the month over 2015 statistics, with the year ending with an overall increase over 2015. On December 31, recreational visits for the year tallied a total of 304,314– a 4.3% increase over the 2015 annual visitation.
|Month||Recreational Visits 2016||Recreational Visits 2015||Change|
|Total for Year||304,314||291,798||+4.3%|
Visitation statistics are calculated by using a combination of visitor center numbers, trail counters plus the actual number of wheeled vehicles entering the park gates and using a person-per-vehicle multiplier to calculate the number of monthly recreational visitors. Detailed park visitation information and additional information on how these statistics are calculated is available online at https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/Reports/Park/DINO.
The first four months of 2016 showed a decrease in visitation over 2015, most likely due to more typical winter conditions than the previous year. May through December all showed increases over the previous year. The 4% increase in visitation the monument experienced this year was on top of the 16% increase that occurred in 2015.
For more information, call (435) 781-7700, visit www.nps.gov/dino or follow DinosaurNPS on social media.