Dinosaur National Monument contains the most productive Late Jurassic Period dinosaur quarry in the world where a native rock wall exposes more than 2,000 dinosaur fossils. But you'll find so much more than bones to capture your imagination in Dinosaur National Monument. Vivid river canyons and ancient petroglyphs await your discovery. When the sun sets, the night sky is filled with more stars than you've probably seen in your entire life. Get ready to be amazed!
From the dinosaur quarry, take the Tour of the Tilted Rocks or a scenic drive on the Harpers Corner Road. Lace up your hiking boots and hit one of the trails in the Monument, or marvel at the canyon walls from the river view on a guided raft trip. The Gates of Lodore, accessible by trail or raft, is revered for its tranquil canyon beauty and excellent camping sites. You'll understand why it ranks as one of the world's most photographed sites.
Quarry information [Reservations required starting May 1st, 2021]:
Echo Park at the Confluence of the Yampa & Green Rivers ~ Dinosaur National Monument
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