Dinosaur National Monument

Bicycling at Dinosaur National Monument

Bicycling Bicycling is allowed on any road within Dinosaur National Monument, but is not allowed on any trail. Paved roads within the monument are narrow, and often have no shoulders. Bicyclists should take proper measures to stay safe, such as riding single-file, wearing bright and/or reflective clothing, and being ...

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Gates of Lodore Campground at Dinosaur National Monument

Gates of Lodore Campground Gates of Lodore Campground is located 106 miles north of the Canyon Area Visitor Center. It is located on the Green River at the boat ramp at the head of Lodore Canyon. There are 17 sites, some with shade. The sites have tables and firepits. There is ...

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Echo Park Campground at Dinosaur National Monument

Echo Park Campground Echo Park Campground is located 38 miles north of the Canyon Area Visitor Center. It is located near the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers. Access to the campground requires high-clearance vehicles. RVs and trailers are strongly discouraged due to sharp turns, steep grades, and rough ...

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Denying Park Dams Put Power in Rapids

August 18, 2008, 2:01 pm
If former Colorado congressman Wayne Aspinall and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation had gotten their way, the Yampa River's Warm Springs Rapids never would have been born. In the early 1950s, Aspinall was among those supporting the bureau's powerful push for a pair of hydro-electric dams on the Green River ...

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Planning Your Visit

Visitor Center The Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument are both open to the public as of October 4, 2011. The Quarry Visitor Center features exhibits, a theater where visitors can view a movie about the park, and a bookstore. Exhibits in the visitor center introduce visitors ...

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Park Regulations & Safety

Pets Pets are welcome at Dinosaur National Monument. However, as a unit in the National Park Service there are several regulations that are enforced within the park. Pets are not allowed in any of the buildings or on any hiking trail within the park. Pets must be restrained on a ...

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Lodging & Dining

Lodging There is no lodging within Dinosaur National Monument. However, the nearby communities of Vernal, Utah, Dinosaur, Colorado, and Rangely, Colorado, have lodging. Local organizations can provide current information on opportunities within their communities. Utah Welcome Center Jensen, UT (435) 789-4002 Colorado Welcome Center Dinosaur, CO (970) 374-2205 Dinosaurland Travel Board Vernal, UT (435) 789-6932 (800) 477-5558     Rangely Chamber ...

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Activities & Programs

Outdoor Activities Dinosaur National Monument offers an array of opportunities--hiking, world-class geology, great scenery, whitewater boating or just getting away from it all. The park's diversity of ecosystems creates a variety of landscapes and habitats.River Rafting Dinosaur National Monument is a legacy of rivers, from the ancient river that deposited the fossils of ...

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Walking & Hiking

Hiking Hiking in Dinosaur is an excellent way to appreciate the park's scenery and rugged landscape. The most popular trails begin near the visitor centers and the two paved tour roads. Other trails begin at more remote locations. Remember that you are in the desert! Bring plenty of water, a good ...

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Sights to See

Places To Go Dinosaur is more than pretty scenery. The Monument preserves a range of human history, including Native American rock art, homesteaders' cabins and an early 20th-century ranch. Pictured at right is an early image of Josie Bassett Morris' cabin, which still stands in the park. Josie homesteaded in what is ...

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