Due to Covid-19, Dinosaur National Monument will be managing the number of visitors entering the Quarry Exhibit Hall on a daily basis to avoid overcrowding of interior spaces. Visitors who have reserved a timed entry ticket, and have a digital or printed copy of that ticket in their possession, will be able to view the famous “Wall of Bones” located in the Quarry Exhibit Hall (also known as the Carnegie Quarry). Visitors are encouraged to check in at the Quarry Visitor Center prior to driving or hiking up to enter the Quarry Exhibit Hall at the time of their ticket, budgeting approximately 5 minutes to drive their personal vehicle or 45-60 minutes to hike the Fossil Discovery Trail.
Visitors are encouraged to wear facial coverings while inside all buildings and to practice social distancing between groups when inside or outside throughout the park.
Park entrance fees are separate from timed entry tickets. Both are required to see the Quarry Exhibit Hall.
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Tickets will be available in 30 minute blocks between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Please be prompt and ready to depart the Quarry Visitor Center and enter the Quarry Exhibit Hall within the 30 minute entry window on your ticket. Please have your ticket printed, or available on your phone, for review by monument staff. Once at the Quarry, you may stay as long as you choose, as long as the building's capacity is not exceeded as later ticket holders enter. The Quarry closes at 5:00 p.m. and all personal vehicles must exit the upper parking lot at that time. A ticket is required for each day you wish to visit the Quarry.
Internet connectivity is limited on-site. Please print or download your ticket before entering the monument. Keep your ticket with you throughout your visit to the Quarry.
Entrance fees or passes are required to enter Dinosaur National Monument. Your Quarry ticket does not include an entrance fee and the entrance fee does not serve as a Quarry ticket. Both are required. When arriving at the monument, you must either pay an entrance fee or present an annual pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass, Military Pass, Volunteer Pass, 4th Grade Pass, or a site-specific digital entry pass.
Pets are not allowed in any buildings such as visitor centers or the Quarry Exhibit Hall. If you are traveling with a pet, tell the ranger at the Quarry Visitor Center to receive instructions of pet friendly activities and trails in the monument. Pets must be leashed and may not be left unattended, all pet waste must be bagged and put in trash containers. Emotional Support Animals are considered to be pets. Trained Service Animals are not considered to be pets and may accompany their person at all times.
Food and drink (other than water) are not allowed in any buildings. Drinking fountains are available at the Quarry Visitor Center. Visitors are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles with them.
The Quarry Exhibit Hall is accessible through a system of ramps. If needed, a wheelchair is available for visitors to borrow.
A 1.2 mile trail connects the Quarry Visitor Center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall. If visitors decide to hike the trail instead of driving between the two buildings, they should be prepared for desert hiking on moderately rocky surfaces by wearing good shoes, bringing water, and dressing for the weather. The Fossil Discovery Trail offers no shade. Hikers should plan on leaving their car in the larger parking lot near the Quarry Visitor Center instead of the smaller upper lot near the Quarry Exhibit Hall. The round trip hike is approximately 2 miles.
If visitors want to hike, they should budget about 45-60 minutes to complete the hike each way, timed to get them to the Quarry Exhibit Hall at the time listed on their ticket. Example: A 9:00 am ticket holder could leave the trailhead at the Quarry Visitor Center at 8:00 am and hike the Fossil Discovery Trail up to the Quarry Exhibit Hall and enter the Quarry between 9-9:30 am as listed on their ticket. Another option is to walk up the paved road to the Quarry, which is about half a mile and takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Hikers may be on the trail after the Quarry and upper parking lot close at 5:00 p.m. as long as their car is parked in the lower lot.