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 hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore.
Due to Covid-19, Dinosaur National Monument will be reducing the number of visitors using the park’s shuttle system. Timed tickets will be required to board the shuttle from the Quarry Visitor Center to the Quarry Exhibit Hall. Tickets are only available through Recreation.gov.
Visitors are encouraged to wear facial coverings while inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall and Quarry Visitor Center. Social distancing is encouraged inside buildings and throughout the park.All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Dinosaur National Monument. A pass is not required for visitors aged 15 and under. * Visitors entering Dinosaur National Monument on foot, or by bicycle, will need to purchase an Individual Pass. Each individual needs his/her own pass. * Visitors entering Dinosaur National Monument on a motorcycle will need to purchase a Motorcycle Pass. Each motorcycle needs its own pass. * Visitors entering Dinosaur National Monument in a private, non-commercial vehicle, with a passenger capacity of 15 or less will need to purchase a Private Vehicle Pass. Each private vehicle needs its own pass. Print out or download the pass on your mobile device in advance of your visit. Connectivity is limited within the park boundaries. There is no cell service in Echo Park, Jones Hole, Deerlodge and Gates of Lodore. All visitors recreating within the boundaries of Dinosaur National Monument are required to have a valid entrance pass and photo ID in their possession at all times. This includes visitors taking part in private or commercial river trips, camping, or any activity within the boundaries of the park. If the pass is not available, an entrance fee will be charged. Visitors entering the park with commercial river companies may prefer to carry a printed copy of their pass. A valid pass can only be upgraded at Dinosaur National Monument. Passes are non-transferable, non-refundable, cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced. The visitor center helps collect fees, so if the entrance station is closed please show your pass to the ranger at the information desk in the visitor center.
Visitors participating in commercial rafting trips need to purchase an Individual Entry Pass for each person 16 years of age and above.