Dinosaur National Monument

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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Who's Who at the Park

Support Your Park There are many ways to provide support for your park. Purchases at the bookstore operated by the cooperating association, Intermountain Natural History Association, help fund educational programs and ranger programs in the park. Becoming a volunteer is a rewarding experience and a way to see your ...

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Camping

Campgrounds There are six developed campgrounds at Dinosaur National Monument--three in the Dinosaur Quarry Area and three in the Canyon Area. There are also many backcountry camping opportunities, including two designated backcountry sites at Ely Creek in Jones Hole Canyon. Temporary Visitor Center Area Camping Green River Campground Split Mountain Campground (group camping) Rainbow Park Campground Canyon Area Camping Echo Park Campground (individual ...

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Dinosaur Fossils In Utah Inspire 'Jr. Paleontologists'

July 2, 2008, 7:57 am
Millions of years ago, northeastern Utah was a hot spot for dinosaurs. Today, people travel to the Dinosaur National Monument located on the borders of Colorado and Utah to see the leftover dinosaur bones. Visitors can see as many as 1,500 Jurassic-era fossils exposed on the cliff face of ...

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Fewer funds, more visitors hurt national parks?

April 28, 2008, 12:13 pm
It's no wonder that Dinosaur National Monument, on the Utah-Colorado border, now has the worst visitor satisfaction ratings in the entire National Park Service — disappointing news disclosed during the current National Parks Week.For two years, its world-famous visitor center — enclosing a cliff where 1,500 dinosaur bones in ...

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