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 […]

Dinosaur Centennial set for weekend

DINOSAUR I The celebration of Dinosaur National Monument’s 100th anniversary culminates this weekend with a variety of events. Entrance fees will be waived Saturday and Sunday to welcome everyone to join in the festivities and to say thank you to our visitors and local communities.

Centennial of Dinosaur National Monument starts with Night Watch

July visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument show a 20 percent increase for the July 2014 figures. Except for a slight dip in May, the first seven months of 2015 have shown increases in visitation. As of July 30, recreational visits tallied a total of 183,048, which is a 15.2 increase over the same time period in 2014.

RBC I To paraphrase paleontologist Earl Douglass, August in Dinosaur provides beautiful sights, day or night. Monument staff and community partners are offering a variety of Dark Sky & Dinosaur Discovery-themed events in August as part of the Dinosaur Centennial.

Park Service holds Find Your Park program; readies for Dinosaur centennial

Dinosaur I Dinosaur National Monument joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.