Dinosaur National Monument

The largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died in the area now known as Dinosaur National Monument. Fragments of a long ago world are scattered among the craggy hills of the monument. The main exhibit wall of dinosaur fossils is closed, but some fossils can be seen by hiking 1/2 mile from the Temporary Visitor Center. Other highlights of the park include captivating rock art and scenery, homestead sites, and whitewater rafting.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
210278
Highest Point: 
Zenobia Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
9006 feet
Visitor Count: 
278473
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Yampa River; Green River
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $5; Vehicle Pass (valid for seven days): $10; Motorcycle Pass (valid for seven days): $5-10; Dinosaur National Monument Pass:: $20;
Nearest Major City: 
Vernal, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Dinosaur, CO; Rangely, CO; Maybell, CO;
Nearby Airports: 
Vernal Regional Airport (VEL)