Operating Hours & Seasons

The monument is open 24 hours per day, all year, but some roads and facilities are closed during the winter months.There are no dinosaur fossils visible on the Colorado side of the monument. If you want to see Dinosaur Fossils, you must visit the Utah side of the monument near Jensen, Utah. Because Dinosaur's biggest collection of dinosaur fossils are protected within a secure structure known as the Quarry Exhibit Hall, visits are only allowed during certain hours.

See dates and hours of operation for monument visitor centers below. Transitions from peak to off season hours depend on staffing levels and weather - call with questions.

 

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

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 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The last shuttle for the day leaves from the Quarry Exhibit Hall at 5:30 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, sales area for the Intermountain Natural History Association, and monument film. The Canyon Visitor Center is only open from late Spring through early Fall. Phone: (970) 374-3000

Last updated: January 31, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610

Phone:

(435) 781-7700

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