Dinosaur National Monument
A trip to the rugged landscape of Dinosaur National Monument is sure to bring out the naturalist in everyone. The National Monument preserves an incredible array of both paleontologic and archaeologic history, in addition to protecting breathtaking natural features. The mountains, basins, and river canyons that make up the park provide a natural playground for many types of recreation. Whether you're enjoying the miles of trails or floating down the Green River, geologic features are always on display. In fact, some specimens unearthed from the Carnegie Fossil Quarry really are on display, as many museums around the nation display dinosaur fossils recovered from this Monument.
To learn more about Dinosaur National Monument, visit www.nps.org
Camping & Lodging
Dinosaur National Monument operates six maintained campgrounds, three in Utah, and three in Colorado. Reservations can be made at the Green River Campground and Split Mountain Campground online or by calling 1-877-444-6777. All other campgrounds fill on a first come, first served basis. For more information on campground fees and ameneities, click here.
- Green River Campground (UT): Open early April-mid October.
- Split Mountain Campground (UT): Rates vary. Open year round. Group camping is available during part of the year.
- Rainbow Park Campground (UT): Open year round.
- Echo Park Campground (CO): Rates vary. Open year round.
- Deerlodge Park Campground (CO): Rates vary. Open year round.
- Gates of Lodore Campground (CO): Rates vary. Open year round.
Special Use Camping:
- Backcountry Camping: A free permit is required for overnight trips. Designated backcountry sites can be found along the Green and Yampah rivers, and camping at-large is acceptable. Full information and regulations about backcountry use can be found here.
- Boat Camping: Available during the busy season, sites are located along both the Green and Yampah Rivers.
Lodging is unavailable within the park boundaries. The local communities of Dinosaur and Rangely, Colorado, and the community of Vernal, Utah all provide lodging. Local communities are small, and often fill on weekends during the summer months. Reservations are recommended if you know in advance that you'll be staying in the area.
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