Off trail hiking is great way to experience the wonder and majesty of Dinosaur's backcountry.
You will be in very remote country. Make sure you take the following precautions:
- Bring plenty of water.
- Make sure someone knows where you are going and when you are due out.
- Bring a map and compass.
- Even if you are planning a day hike, be prepared to spend the night.
- Overnight visits in the backcountry require a free backcountry permit.
- The National Geographic Trails Illustrated map of Dinosaur National Monument is a good planning tool. It's available from the park bookstore.
For more information or help planning a trip into the backcountry, contact the park at 435-781-7700 or at 970-374-3000.