Dinosaur road to see major fix-up

RBC I A $5.6 million construction project to improve the road to Deerlodge Park within Dinosaur National Monument will begin June 23.

Dinosaur park adds $19 million to local economies via visitors

RBC I A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 291,800 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2015 spent $17,079,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 233 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $19,279,500.

Hunting for shed antlers is illegal in Dinosaur

RBC I Gathering shed antlers is a popular and lucrative activity for many people—with antlers used for items ranging from chandeliers, to knife handles, to dog chews. It is that time of year again for monument staff to remind antler hunters that all objects, including deer and elk antlers, within Dinosaur National Monument are protected […]

Dinosaur kicks off Centennial week

DINO I Dinosaur National Monument is joining parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to come out to kick off the celebration of the National Park Service Centennial during National Park Week.

Vernal and Dinosaur Monument add two fun-loving dinosaurs to play with

DINOSAUR I Vernal, Utah, is launching a multimedia marketing campaign featuring the antics of two new fun-loving dinosaurs, Vern and Al, as they discover adventures in and around Dinosaur National Monument.

Lottery held for 300 Dinosaur National Monument boating permits

DINO I The annual tradition of the lottery for high-season boating permits on the Green and Yampa rivers in Dinosaur National Monument was recently held. This year saw a record number of lottery applications for the 300 available launches.

Dinosaur seeks comments about removal of park mountain goats

DINO I The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on a draft management plan to restrict or remove exotic Rocky Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus, herein referred to as mountain goats) in Dinosaur National Monument, located in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah.

Winter weather means new hours, rules at Dinosaur National Park

rbc I The recent snowfall and arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access and services.

Lottery season opens for those waiting to obtain river permits

RBC I The open lottery season for noncommercial high-use season river permits runs from Dec. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31. All lottery applications must be submitted by 10 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Jan. 31. The lottery allows boaters to compete for the 300 permits that are available for the high use season.

Fees will increase at Dinosaur NM on Jan. 1

DINO I After completing a thorough public involvement process, Dinosaur National Monument will increase its entrance and camping fees on Jan. 1 in order to help fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the monument.

Visitation continues to grow at Dinosaur Nat’l Monument

DINO I October visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument showed a 13.8 percent increase for the month over the 2014 figures.

Travel back in time…


Park Ranger Jan uses a laser light to point out details of the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry Exhibit Hall’s wall of dinosaur bones. Third-graders from Parkview Elementary School in Rangely took a field trip to the quarry and visitor’s center on Oct. 14, when they learned about, saw and touched a variety of fossils from […]