Current Conditions


May 25, 2023 Update

Dinosaur Quarry and Cub Creek Area


Cub Creek Road: Road open to Josie Morris Cabin. The higher elevations of the unpaved Blue Mountain Road outside of the monument are not recommended.
Split Mountain Road: Open.


Green River Campground: Open, first-come, first-served for groups of up to 8 people for $18 per night, Flush toilets and drinking water available. Reservations for sites in the A & B Loops can be made through
Split Mountain Group Campground: Open, reservations through for groups of up to 25 people for $40 per night, drinking water available.


Fossil Discovery Trail: Open. Free trail handout available at Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall.
Sound of Silence Trail: Open. Trail booklet available at trailhead for $1.
Desert Voices Trail: Open.
River Trail: Open. Leashed pets permitted. Pick up and dispose of pet waste. Access is from Split Mountain while Green River Campground is closed.
Lizard Petroglyph Trail: Open.
Box Canyon Trail: Open.
Hog Canyon Trail: Open.

Harpers Corner & Echo Park Areas


Harpers Corner Road: Open for 26 miles to the Echo Park Road turnoff. Last 5 miles of the Harpers Corner Road will be closed until repairs are made due to damage caused by heavy snowloads.
Sunrise Overlook, Plug Hat Butte Trails and Picnic area, and Escalante Overlook will close on May 30 due to construction project.
Echo Park Road: Rough road with ruts, mud and washouts. High clearance 4x4 vehicles recommended.
Yampa Bench Road: Rough road with ruts, mud and washouts. High clearance 4x4 vehicles recommended.


Echo Park Campground: Drinking water not available, first-come, first-served. Pack out your own trash.


Plug Hat Butte Area Trails: Open. (Area will close on May 30 for construction work)
Ruple Point Trail: Snow covered. Access to trailhead depends on Harpers Corner Road conditions.
Harpers Corner Trail: Snow covered. Access to trail depends on Harpers Corner Road conditions.
Bull Canyon Trail (Off Yampa Bench Road - Not Bull Canyon Rim Trail at Plug Hat Butte): Flooding caused severe damage to the trail including complete wash out of trail in lower sections of the canyon. Access to trailhead depends on Yampa Bench Road conditions.

Rainbow Park & Island Park Area

Island Park Road: 4x4 High Clearance recommended. Lots of ruts.
McKee Springs Petroglyph Trail: Open
Rainbow Park Campground: Open, no drinking water available, first-come, first-serve. Access to campground depends on Island Park Road conditions.

Deerlodge Park Area

Deerlodge Road: Open
Deerlodge Campground: CLOSED for camping and picnicing due to flooding of the Yampa River. No water available. Boat ramp is open to launch permit holders.

Yampa River flows at Deerlodge Park

Jones Hole Area

Jones Hole Trail: Open, caution advised. Due to a recent flooding event, there is damage to the connector trail between the Fish Hatchery and the park boundary, but Fish Hatchery staff have set up a way for hikers to walk around most of the damage. The trail is more loose and rocky than it typically is, so hikers are advised to watch their step. The section of the trail past the park boundary remains unaffected. However, conditions may change again as more snow melts from the higher elevations that feed Jones Hole Creek.

Gates of Lodore Area

Colorado HWY 318: Open.
Moffat County HWY 34 & 34N: Open, muddy. High clearance 4x4 recommended.
Gates of Lodore Trail: Open. Trail booklet available at trailhead for $1.
Gates of Lodore Campground: Open, first-come, first-serve. Pack out your trash. Drinking water is available.
Green River River flows above Gates of Lodore

Last updated: May 25, 2023

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4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610


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