Visitors observe a park paleontologist explaining her process at an excavation site.
Dinosaur National Monument staff are committed to making ranger programs accessible to as many people as we can. If there's something we could do to improve your experience, please let us know.

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Information about specific facilities and services provided below may help you better plan your visit. If you still have questions, comments, or requests regarding Access Passes, the physical accessibility of sites or facilities, service animals, assistive items available to borrow, or special accommodations for the programs and services we provide, please speak to a ranger during your visit or feel free to contact us. Don't forget to check out the accessibility photo gallery to view pictures of sites and facilities if doing so would help you plan.
The front of the Interagency Access pass, featuring a Great Gray Owl.
The America the Beautiful Interagency Access Pass is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have a permanent disability. Click the card to learn more.

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America the Beautiful Access Pass

U.S. citizens and permanent residents with one or more permanent disabilities may be eligible for the America the Beautiful Interagency Access Pass to Federal Lands. The pass provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an entrance fee or standard amenity fee. At Dinosaur National Monument, a valid Interagency Access Pass waives the park entrance fee for the passholder and all the occupants of their vehicle (one vehicle per pass).

Please visit our Fees and Passes webpage for more information about entrance fees and passes that we accept or offer at Dinosaur National Monument. Visit the USGS Store to purchase an America the Beautiful Interagency Pass online. There's also a list of places to get Interagency passes within the National Park Service.

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in National Parks. Please visit the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website to read the definition of a service animal and view frequently asked questions. Service animals that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines are permitted everywhere within Dinosaur National Monument. Animals who only provide comfort or emotional support are considered pets under the ADA, and are only allowed where pets can go.

While visiting Dinosaur National Monument, we recommend that service animal handlers identify working service dogs in some way, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but it helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. Trailheads don't provide plastic bags for cleaning up waste, so please bring your own. The desert can get hot. We strongly recommend that you bring a collapsible water bowl and water for your animal. Please visit our Service Animal webpage for more information.

Caution! The desert can be deadly for pets and service animals. It is against park rules to leave pets unattended or tied to an object. Car temperatures can rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Animals left in cars can easily die of heat exhaustion. We recommend that visitors don't leave animals in cars at all when the temperature outside exceeds 68°F (20°C), even with the windows cracked.

Physical Accessibility

The following locations meet the physical accessibility requirements of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Click the drop down boxes for more detailed information about the physical accessibility of each location.


Accessible Items and Services

We may be able to provide some extra accommodations for your visit if you let us know in advance. Some locations in the park may also have accessible items available to borrow during your visit. You may be asked to sign a check-out form and provide a contact phone number when borrowing the item(s). To borrow an item, find out if one is available, or have someone assist you, simply ask a ranger. Use the drop-down list below to find out about what we may be able to provide.

What accessible items can I borrow at Dinosaur?


Where can I find accessible items?


National Parks: Accessible to Everyone
National Parks: Accessible to Everyone is the National Park Service's website dedicated to showcasing trails, activities, and other features that are accessible at units of the National Park System nationwide.

Last updated: March 5, 2024

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4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610


435 781-7700

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