Dinosaur National Monument, UT

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Deerlodge Park Campground
Deerlodge Park Campground

Deerlodge Park Campground consists of seven walk-in campsites situated amongst large cottonwood trees.

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Whitewater Rafting on the Green River
Whitewater Rafting on the Green River

Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience Dinosaur National Monument's remote canyons. Drops and obstructions in the rivers create rapids. The thundering fury of Warm Springs, Hells Half Mile and other rapids can challenge even the most experienced boatman.

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Visitors looking at Wall of Bones
Visitors looking at Wall of Bones

The mezzanine in the Quarry Exhibit Hall provides a comfortable place to view the immense "Wall of Bones" with 1500 dinosaur fossils still in place in the rock.

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Rainbow Park campsite
Rainbow Park campsite

View of the Green River from campsite at the Rainbow Park Campground

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Campsite at Echo Park Campground
Campsite at Echo Park Campground

Campsites at the Echo Park Campground provide dramatic views of Steamboat Rock and the surrounding cliffs.

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Campsite at Gates of Lodore Campground
Campsite at Gates of Lodore Campground

Campsites at the Gates of Lodore Campground provide access to the Green River and views of the Gates of Lodore.

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McKee Springs Petroglyphs
McKee Springs Petroglyphs

Dinosaur also preserves the traces left by earlier peoples. Petroglyphs are easily viewed at several sites.

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McKee Springs Petroglyphs
McKee Springs Petroglyphs

Dinosaur National Monument preserves the traces left by earlier peoples who inhabited the area. Several areas featured petroglyphs that are easily viewed.

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Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs...[more]

Address

Dinosaur National Monument
11625 E 1500 S
Jensen, UT 84035
Phone:(435) 781 7700
Email:dino_information@nps.gov

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Directions

Dinosaur National Monument covers over 210,000 acres in Colorado and Utah. Dinosaur Fossils are only viewable on the Utah side of the Monument. Begin your journey at the Quarry Visitor Center, seven miles north of Jensen, Utah. During the summer, shuttles take visitors to the Quarry Exhibit Hall, the primary place to see dinosaur fossils. On the Colorado side, the Canyon Visitor Center is the main entrance to the to the dramatic scenery of the Green and Yampa Rivers. From here you can access the Harpers Corner Scenic Drive. Echo Park, and the Yampa Bench Roads. There are no fossils in the Colorado side of the monument. Internet Mapping Many internet-based mapping services do not have correct locations for Dinosaur National Monument's visitor centers. The addresses below will help give better directions. Quarry Visitor Center 11625 E 1500 S Jensen, UT 84035 Canyon Visitor Center 4545 Highway 40 Dinosaur, CO 81610

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • CLIMBING CLIMBING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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