All monument visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Dinosaur National Monument.
Dinosaur National Monument participates in the congressionally authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act. Under this program, parks keep 80% of all fees collected; the remaining 20% will be deposited in a special account to be used in parks where fees are not collected. Funds generated by the fees are used to accomplish projects the parks have been unable to fund through annual Congressional allocations. Entrance fees help support projects in the monument to improve the experience for visitors.
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.
Buy Your Digital Pass on Recreation.gov
Enjoy the convenience of purchasing your entrance pass for Dinosaur National Monument before you arrive. You can then download it to your mobile device or print a copy for verification when you enter. This allows you to head directly to a trailhead, parking lot, or boat launch.
Due to COVID-19, reservations are required to visit the Dinosaur Quarry beginning, July 28th. Starting July 24, 2020, timed tickets for the Dinosaur Quarry will be available via recreation.gov. Reservation fees for timed tickets are $1 per person over the age of 2. Reservations are not required for children 2 and younger. Ticket fees for the Dinosaur Quarry do not include monument entrance fees.
Before you buy your pass online, make sure you can get a timed ticket for the date and time you want to visit.
A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. The entry fees of commercial tours are based upon the total capacity of vehicles that can carry seven or more passengers regardless of the actual number of passengers.
Noncommercial Organized Groups: Valid for 7 days.
Forms of Payment
Fee Free Days
Several days throughout the year have been designated as fee free days at your national parks including Dinosaur National Monument. On these days, entrance fees will not be charged, however, camping and other use fees will still be collected. To find out the fee free days visit the Fee Free Days website.
Academic Fee Waivers
All rates are per site, per night. Senior and Access pass holder receive a 50% discount at all campgrounds except for the Split Mountain Group Campground during the summer and group site at the Echo Park Campground.
Last updated: August 25, 2020