Operating Hours & Seasons

COVID-19 Closures

Please Note: Currently, most facilities and services within the monument are open and operating. Closures or changes in hours of operations may occur with little warning due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utah Side of the Monument
This is where you see the dinosaur fossils


Quarry Visitor Center

The visitor center features a staffed information desk, exhibits, sales area for the Intermountain Natural History Association, and monument film. It is the departure point for trips to see the Dinosaur Quarry. Phone: (435) 781-7700


Quarry Exhibit Hall

Timed tickets will be required for the shuttle and entry to the Dinosuar Quarry Exhibit Hall starting July 28. Tickets for the shuttle to the Quarry Exhibit Hall will be available to reserve through recreation.gov on Friday, July 24 at 10 AM ET for reservations starting Tuesday, July 28.

Located 0.25 miles from the visitor center, this is where you see dinosaur fossils. Please note that access to the Quarry Exhibit Hall varies with the time of year due to visitation and staffing. During the busy season, a shuttle bus takes visitors from the visitor center to the Dinosaur Quarry every 15 minutes from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm. The last shuttle for the day leaves from the Quarry Exhibit Hall at 4:45 pm for the return to the visitor center. In the off-season, visitors can drive their own vehicles to the exhibit hall.


Colorado Side of the Monument
Dinosaur fossils are not visible in this part of the monument


Canyon Visitor Center

The visitor center features an information desk, exhibits, and sales area for the Intermountain Natural History Association. The Canyon Visitor Center is only open from late Spring through early Fall. Phone: (970) 374-3000

Last updated: August 25, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610


(435) 781-7700

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