Dinosaur Monument opens concessions on river trips

DINOSAUR I The National Park Service has announce the release of a prospectus for the award of up to 11 new concession contracts to provide guided interpretive whitewater river trips within Dinosaur National Monument.

Caution urged regarding mountain lions at monument

DINOSAUR I Staff at Dinosaur National Monument are reminding visitors that they are visiting mountain lion country when traveling in the monument, especially in the backcountry and along the river canyons. On July 22, fresh evidence of an animal killed by a mountain lion was found in the Echo Park area. A 72-hour closure was […]

Dinosaur: $15 million is spent in area

RBC I A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 186 jobs in the local area.

Dinosaur National Monument increases activities for visitors

RBC I Park rangers at Dinosaur National Monument offer a variety of public programs from guided hikes and campground evening programs to the very popular Junior Ranger Program. This summer, several popular activities from last year have returned and several new ranger-led programs have been added to the schedule, including programs that highlight the diversity […]

Dinosaur National Monument adds activities for the summer season

DINO I Park rangers at Dinosaur National Monument offer a variety of public programs from guided hikes and campground evening programs to the very popular Junior Ranger Program. This summer, several popular activities from last year have returned and several new ranger-led programs have been added to the schedule, including programs that highlight the diversity […]

Foust new superintendent at Dinosaur Nat’l Monunment

DINOSAUR I Mark Foust, a 26-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado borders, intermountain regional director Sue Masica has announced.

Dinosaur Monument opens backcountry campgrounds

DINOSAUR I Mark Foust, acting superintendent at Dinosaur National Monument, announced that the two backcountry campsites at Ely Creek, located along the Jones Hole Trail, are now open in Dinosaur National Monument.

Dinosaur National Monument expanding services for summer

DINOSAUR I “With the arrival of spring, Dinosaur National Monument will offer expanded services for visitors. We are seeing more people enjoying the monument everyday with the warmer weather and we are looking forward to a busy season ahead,” acting monument superintendent Mark Foust announced Friday.

No antler hunting on Dinosaur Monument

RANGELY I In recent years, antler collecting has become a lucrative endeavor for many people, with antlers being used for everything from chandeliers to dog chews.

New hours of operation at Dinosaur; some areas closing

DINOSAUR I The arrival of the first heavy snowfall means that winter has arrived at Dinosaur National Monument and visitors’ access to some areas of the monument may be limited.

Dinosaur river permits for sale now online

DINOSAUR I Changes are coming to the river permit lottery at Dinosaur National Monument. Starting with the 2014 season, if you want to participate in the lottery for a high season permit to take a multi-day float trip on the Yampa or Green rivers, you can apply online through Recreation.gov for your permit. This change […]

Superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument transferred

DINOSAUR I Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin has announced that Mary Risser, a 32-year career employee of the National Park Service (NPS), and Superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument, will become superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway.