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We will try to update this page in a timely manner, however, due to the range in elevations and soil types for our roads and trails, conditions can change rapidly in Dinosaur National Monument. The Echo Park and Island Park Roads often become impassable after a rain storm. during winter, some areas may receive heavy snow while others are clear and dry. If you are headed into the park and you have doubts about the accuracy of this information, please call the visitor center at (435) 781-7700 or email us.

 

April 15, 2017 Update
Lingering snow still remains on shaded, north facing slopes at higher elevations,

Visitors should check the weather before heading out to explore. Travel on unpaved roads in the monument during snow melt or immediately after a rainstorm is not recommended due to the soft soils of the road beds.

 

Dinosaur Quarry Area (Utah)
Cub Creek Road: Open all the way to petroglyph sites and Josie Morris Cabin
Split Mountain Road: Clear
Fossil Discovery Trail: Closed due to storm damage. Trail work is anticipated to take place through September 2017.
Sound of Silence Trail: Muddy areas in drainages. Route finding skills are necessary. There may be many elk/deer trails may create some confusion on location of trail.
Desert Voices Trail: Patches of mud
River Trail: Clear. Leashed pets are allowed on this trail
Box Canyon Trail: Clear
Hog Canyon Trail: Clear

 

Rainbow Park / Island Park Area (Utah)
Island Park Road: Open. Travel not advised when the road is wet due to clay soils. This road is not maintained in winter..

 

Jones Hole Area (Utah)
Road to Fish Hatchery: Clear. Call the Hatchery for current road conditions: 435-789-4481
Jones Hole Trail: Muddy areas.
Ely Creek / Island Park Trail: Muddy areas. Trail maintained to waterfall. Trail beyond waterfall to Ruple Ranch and may be difficult to follow.

 

Harpers Corner/Echo Park Area (Colorado)
Harpers Corner Road: Open. Watch for patchy snow and ice. Watch for falling rocks at Plug Hat Butte. Watch for animals, especially at dusk and dawn.
Echo Park Road: High clearance and/or 4WD vehicles advised when passable. Travel not advised when road is wet.
Yampa Bench Road: Clear. Watch for thick mud and ruts. Travel not advised when road is wet. High clearance all wheel drive vehicles are always recommended for this road. Check weather conditions prior to driving.
Access Roads to Yampa Bench Road and Monument Boundary: Moffat County Road 95 has some areas of mud and ruts.
Harpers Corner Trail: Patchy snow
Ruple Point Trail: Patchy snow

 

Deerlodge Park (Colorado)
Deerlodge Road: Clear.

 

Gates of Lodore (Colorado)
Colorado Highway 318: Dry. Some washboard areas.
Moffat County Roads 34 & 34N: Dry. Some washboard areas.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610

Phone:

(435) 781-7700

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