Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur, CO

Where are we going?

Dinosaur National Monument
4545 US-40
CO 81610

970 374-3000

What is there to do?

DINOSAURS! We know you're just as excited as we are! Dinosaur National Monument is an amazing part of the USA where visible remains of these amazing creatures still lie embedded in the rocks. Around them, the desert, mountains, and rivers flowing through the deep canyons support and incredible array of wildlife that kids can experience.

If you are coming to see dinosaur fossils, then you are in luck because just the tip of the iceberg is the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall, where there are 1,500 bones still encased in the rocks.

Here, the whole family can get right up close to a huge wall filled with different species of dinosaurs, from the Allosaurus, Diplodicus and Stegosaurus.

There is even a great 80 foot long mural which reveals the stories of these creatures that lived int he late Jurassic period. There are even several amazing places where you can actually TOUCH a 149 million year old dinosaur fossil - how amazing is that! 

What's great about Dinosaur National Monument is the fact that there is SO much more to do once you have finished admiring all those amazing dinosaurs. 

There is whitewater rafting to get the adrenaline pumping, and star gazing to finish your amazing day. There are amazing trails for hiking and cross country travel, and if you want to prolong your stay in the area, there are several campgrounds located across the park where you can stay - and sleep where the dinosaurs once roamed! 

So why did the dinosaur cross the road? To get to the Dinosaur National Monument of course! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10 one private vehicle. $5 for walk in

Children: Same As Adult

Discount: Annual passes available


Need a little extra help?

There are reserved parking spaces avialable as well as accessible walkways to the visitor center, which also has accessible restrooms. Ask about the trails at the visitor center as they vary.


When can we go?

The park is open 24 hours. Quarry Visitor Center open 9am - 5pm Winter, and 8am - 6pm Summer.


Any top tips?

Check out the Junior Ranger program for kids so they can complete some fun activities!

I’m Hungry!

There aren't any restaurants in the park, but there are several picnic areas where you can enjoy some food that you have prepared yourself!

Healthy Eating

Make sure you stock up on plenty of water!

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