The Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center
is the primary place in the park to view dinosaur fossils and celebrated its Grand Opening of the new Quarry Exhibit Wall on the 96th Anniversary of the Monument.
New Quarry Visitor Center
Open daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Quarry Exhibit Hall
9:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (last trip up to the fossils is at 4:15)
Starting October 4th, 2011 through October 9th, the shuttle schedule will be from 9:15 - 4:45 with the shuttle running at least as frequently as the half hour. The last trip up to the Quarry will be at 4:15.
From October 10th through approximately March 31st, 2012, rangers will lead car caravans up to the Quarry Exhibit Hall until 4:15.
The Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall and brand new Quarry Visitor Center, one-half mile from the Quarry, are now open. They are found by taking Highway 149 north from Jensen, UT to the park. Rangers lead visitors up to the Quarry by car caravans between October and April.
The Canyon Area Visitor Center is the main entrance to the canyon area, the scenic vistas, Echo Park, and the Yampa Bench Road. There are no viewable fossils in the canyon area of the park. The Canyon Area Visitor Center, located on Highway 40, two miles east of Dinosaur, CO, is closed for the season. It is unknown when it will reopen in 2012. The Colorado Welcome Center is located 2 miles from the Canyon Visitor Center and they are open daily through November.
The Welcome Center is located in the town of Dinosaur, CO. There are no fossil displays in the canyon area of the park.
Many internet-based mapping services do not have correct locations for Dinosaur National Monument’s visitor centers. The below address/coordinates will help give better directions.
Canyon Area Visitor Center
4545 Highway 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610
Directions to the Canyon Area Visitor Center
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