Dinosaur's climate is semiarid with temperatures averaging between 0°F to 30°F in January and 50°F to 100°F in July. Extreme winter low temperatures may reach -40°F and summer highs can top 110°F. Elevations within the park vary between 4,700 and 9,000 feet. Winter snow may be heavy at higher elevations while only light to moderate snow is found at lower elevations. Summer thunderstorms may cause heavy downpours and localized flooding, but fail to dampen parched soils less than a mile away.
Dinosaur Entrance Fee - Private Vehicle - $25.00
Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (14 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants.
Dinosaur Entrance Fee - Motorcycle - $20.00
Admits all occupants on a private, non-commercial motorcycle
Dinosaur Entrance Fee - Per Person - $15.00
Admits one individual with no car to the monument - typically used for bicyclists and walk-ins. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
Dinosaur Annual Pass - $45.00
Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle(14 passenger capacity or less) to Dinosaur National Monument.
Located 7 miles north of Jensen, Utah on Highway 149, the Quarry Visitor Center is the gateway to the Quarry Exhibit Hall and the wall of dinosaur bones. Exhibits at the Quarry Visitor Center introduce the variety of resources and places to explore within the monument. This facility features a staffed information desk, a sales area for the Intermountain Natural History Association and a theater with a twelve-minute park film. During the summer, shuttle buses depart from here for the Quarry Exhibit Hall.
Located near Dinosaur, Colorado, at the base of the Harpers Corner Road, the Canyon Visitor Center is the gateway to the monument's mountains and river canyons. Exhibits orient visitors to the monument's facilities. An Intermountain Natural History Association bookstore sells items that will further enhance your experience. Staff are available to answer questions and a park film is shown throughout the day. Restrooms and water are available during business hours. Dinosaur fossils are not found in this area.
The Quarry Exhibit Hall allows visitors to view the wall of approximately 1,500 dinosaur bones in a comfortable space regardless of the weather. You can see the remains of numerous different species of dinosaurs including Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Camarasaurus, Diplodicus, and Stegosaurus along with several others. Exhibits, including an 80-foot long mural, reveal the story of these animals and many others that lived in the Morrison environment during the late Jurassic.