Places to Visit: Dinosaur National Monument

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Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is an exciting point of interest that boasts a two-story hill full of dinosaur fossils ideal for dinosaur and history enthusiasts alike.

  • Ranger-led hikes are also available from Memorial Day through Labor Day in order to gain an experts outlook on this amazing area.
  • Kids can enjoy a Junior Ranger and Junior Paleontology program available at no additional cost.


Dinosaur National Monument provides fun for the entire family.

Hours and Seasons

  • The park is open year-round
  • Quarry Visitor Center: Summer 8am-6pm, Fall/Winter/Spring from 9am-5pm (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day)
  • Canyon Visitor Center: Daily from 9am - 5pm (open summer months only)


  • $20 - Private Vehicle (valid for 7 days)
  • $15 - Motorcycle (valid for 7 days)
  • $10 - Walk-In, Bicycle (valid for 7 days)
  • $40 - Annual Pass
  • $80 - Interagency Annual Pass


Phone: 435-781-7700


There are many different activities offered within Dinosaur National Monument. For example, the area provides access to many hiking trails and adventurous river rafting trips. Visitors can stay overnight at different campsites and try their hand at discovering their own fossils.

Getting Here

Located in Dinosaur, Colo. on the Colorado/Utah border, Dinosaur National Monument is easily accessible from many travel destinations. From Denver, travel west on Interstate 70 to Rifle, Colorado. Take the exit for Highway 13, and follow Highway 13 north toward Meeker. Turn left on Highway 64, about 40 miles past Rifle. Follow 64 west to Dinosaur, Colorado (about 78 miles). Turn east (right) in Dinosaur, onto Highway 40. Travel east on Highway 40 for 2 miles. Turn north (left) on Harpers Corner Road at the signs and make the first right into the parking lot. Driving time from Denver is about 5 hours.

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