Regional map showing location of Dinosaur National Monument.
Located on the Colorado and Utah border, Dinosaur National Monument is within a one day drive from several major cities and other national park areas.
Dinosaur road sign

Dinosaur National Monument is located in both Colorado and Utah. Each state provides a chance to visit very distinctive areas of the monument. The east side of the monument located in Colorado provides access to deep canyons along the Green and Yampa rivers. Dramatic views are available along the Harpers Corner Road. Dinosaur fossils are not visible in the Colorado portion of the monument - only on the Utah side. The Canyon Visitor Center, which is open from late spring through early fall, is located just off U.S. Highway 40, two miles east of Dinosaur, CO.

The west side of the monument located in Utah features the world-famous dinosaur quarry where visitors can see over 1,500 fossils still embedded in the cliff face. The Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall and Quarry Visitor Center, one-half mile from the Quarry, are open year round. From U.S. Highway 40 in Jensen, Utah, take Utah Highway 149 north to the monument. During the summer, shuttle buses take visitors from the visitor center to the Quarry Exhibit Hall to see the dinosaur fossils. Between October and April, rangers lead visitors up to the Quarry by car caravans.


GPS Devices and Mapping Database Users
If you type Dinosaur National Monument into the search function of your GPS device (and other mapping databases like Google Maps™) the destination you will be given may be the monument headquarters located near Dinosaur, Colorado, or a remote location in the middle of the 210,000 acrea monumnet. This may be your intended destination or not. There are no dinosaur fossils in the Colorado portion of the monument. If you want to see Dinosaur Fossils, you must visit the Utah side of the monument near Jensen

Coordinates for the Quarry Visitor Center (Utah side of monument)
Latitude:N 40° 26' 17.0277"
Longitude:W 109° 18' 25.6701"

Address for Quarry Visitor Center
11625 E 1500 S
Jensen, UT 84035

Map showing Dinosaur National Monument and the surrounding area.
Accessing many areas of Dinosaur National Monument requires hours of driving.

Getting Around
Travel to Dinosaur generally requires a car. Once in the monument, each area offers different opportunities for exploration. The area near the Dinosaur Quarry is the most accessible portion and the easiest to visit in a short period of time. The paved Harpers Corner Road provides access to Colorado portion north of Dinosaur, Colorado. Other destinations may require boating, hiking or four-wheel driving to see the area's attractions. More information...


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  • A hiker on a trail surrounded by towering cliffs
    Places to Go

    Covering over 210,000 acres, Dinosaur National Monument offers a wealth of places to explore.

  • Man holding a bike beside a dirt road.
    Things to Do

    Scenic driving, river rafting, hiking, stargazing, biking, and so much more. There's plenty for you to do at Dinosaur.

  • Visitor center building
    Hours of Operations

    Find out the operating hours for the monument visitor centers and the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall.

Last updated: May 28, 2020

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4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610


435 781-7700

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