August Visitation at Dinosaur Continues Upward Trend

Visitors at the Quarry Exhibit Hall
Visitors enjoy the view of the "Wall of Bones" from the mezzanine in the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall


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News Release Date: September 10, 2015

Contact: Dan Johnson, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, (435) 781-7702

Jensen, UT & Dinosaur, CO –August visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument showed a 15.5% increase for the month over the 2014 August figures. While there was a slight dip in May, the other months in 2015 had increases in visitation. As of August 30, recreational visits for the year tallied a total of 232,497 – a 15.3% increase over the same time period in 2014.

Month Recreational Visits 2015 Recreational Visits 2014 Change
January 3,868 2,354 +64.32%
February 4,354 2,788 +56.17%
March 10,001 6,387 +56.58
April 17,996 16,618 +8.29%
May 28,446 30,977 -8.17%
June 55,878 47,855 +16.8%
July 62,506 51,907 +20.4%
August 49,448 42,811 +15.5%
Total Year-to-Date 232,497 201,696 +15.3%


August is typically the monument's third busiest month, following July and June. Visitation is typically lowest in January and February. 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

Dinosaur is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year with a variety of events and activities from now through October. On Saturday, October 3rd of the Centennial Weekend there will be a dinosaur themed 100th birthday party for kids (or kids at heart) followed by a formal anniversary program later that evening. Visit for more information on Centennial Activities.

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Last updated: October 20, 2015

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