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Contact: Dan Johnson, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, (435) 781-7702
Jensen, UT & Dinosaur, CO – October visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument showed a 13.8% increase for the month over the 2014 figures. Except for a slight dip in May, all other months in 2015 had increases in visitation. As of October 30, recreational visits for the year tallied a total of 283,748 – a 16.8% increase over the same time period in 2014.
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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.
October is typically a month with visitation takes a significant dip due to changes in the weather and kids returning to school. "This year, many people came to visit in October for the monument's 100th anniversary on October 3-4 and during the school break for the Utah Education Association Conference, October 15-18," stated Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Mark Foust.
For more information, call (435) 781-7700 or follow DinosaurNPS on social media.