Sound of Silence Trail

A pair of hikers in a sandstone clearing pointing off into the distance.
Sound of Silence trail offer solitude amongst stunning landscapes.

NPS Photo/Dan Johnson

Quick Facts

Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead

A hike through several of Dinosaur's interesting rock layers, illustrating the monument's geologic diversity. Sweeping views of Split Mountain. Some steep sections on slickrock. This trail ties in with Desert Voices Trail via a ¼ mile connector trail. 

Length: 3.2 mile loop.

Level of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult. Trail may be difficult to follow in some areas.

Trailhead Location: Approximately 2 miles east of the Quarry Visitor Center on the Tour of the Tilted Rocks auto tour road.

Your Safety: Be prepared for desert hiking. Take a hat, sunscreen, and water. Let someone know where you are going, and when to expect you back. Wear comfortable shoes, such as hiking or athletic shoes. There is little to no shade on the trail. Use caution on the slickrock section. This is mountain lion and black bear country. Keep small children close.

Rules and Regulations:
  • Pets are not allowed on this trail or in the monument's backcountry.
  • Carry out all trash.
  • Collecting artifacts, fossils, plants, antlers, rocks, or other objects is prohibited.
  • Do not feed or approach wildlife.
  • Biking is not permitted on this trail.

Dinosaur National Monument

Last updated: April 5, 2024