Dinosaur National Monument

Temporary Visitor Center

Temporary Visitor Center The visitor center has a few real and replica fossils on display both inside and outside. However, the inside of the temporary visitor center is very small and can only accommodate about 6 people at a time. Only one restroom is available October through April. ...

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Desert Voices hiking trail

Desert Voices hiking trail (1½ mile loop; moderately easy): This trail begins near the boat ramp at the Split Mountain Campground. The trail offers excellent views of Split Mountain and several adjacent rock layers. Geology is the outstanding feature on this trail. Signage on the trail was written and drawn ...

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Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Program The Junior Ranger Program encourages students to learn more about the park they are visiting. The Junior Ranger Activity Book contains age appropriate activities about fossils, animals, and people associated with Dinosaur National Monument. Please contact Carla Beasley in advance to arrange for free program booklets ...

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Canyon Area Visitor Center

This visitor center features a 12-minute film that provides an overview of the park. This visitor center is generally only open late spring to early fall. Directions Canyon Area Visitor Center 4545 Highway 40 Dinosaur, CO ...

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Fishing

Fishing Fishing is allowed in Dinosaur National Monument, subject to the regulations of the state in which you are fishing. A valid state fishing license is required for fishing even though the monument is federal land. Anglers are reminded that there are four endangered species of fish found in rivers in ...

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Backcountry Camping

Backcountry Camping Free backcountry permits are required for overnight stays outside established campgrounds. For experienced backpackers, there are many opportunities for backcountry camping at Dinosaur National Monument. The beauty and solitude are inspiring. But the terrain is isolated and rugged, and it is very difficult to find water in the ...

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The Tilted Rocks Scenic Drives

Tour of the Tilted Rocks Tour of the Tilted Rocks is an 11-mile (one-way) auto tour route along Cub Creek Road, starting near the Temporary Visitor Center north of Jensen, Utah. Guidebooks are available for a small fee at either visitor center, or at a self-service post near the beginning ...

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The Harpers Corner Scenic Drive

The Harpers Corner Scenic Drive The Harpers Corner Scenic Drive is a 31-mile (one-way) auto tour route from the Canyon Area Visitor Center to Harpers Corner. Guidebooks are available for a small fee at either visitor center, or at a self-service post just past the Canyon Area Visitor Center ...

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Pack and saddle stock, including horses, mules, burros, and llamas, are permitted in Dinosaur National Monument. Regulations limit the use of pack or saddle stock within the monument for the purpose of protecting resources and the enjoyment of other visitors. All other domestic animals are prohibited in the ...

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River Rafting

River Rafting Dinosaur National Monument is a legacy of rivers, from the ancient river that deposited the fossils of the Quarry Area to the present day Green and Yampa rivers. One of the best ways to see the park is on a river trip through its canyons. Experience the thundering ...

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