Monument ready for visitor season

With the arrival of spring, Dinosaur National Monument is preparing to offer expanded services for visitors.

Dinosaur National Monument botanist earns award

Tamara Naumann, Dinosaur National Monument botanist, received a Superior Service award.

DINOSAUR I Superintendent Mary Risser presented Tamara Naumann with a superior service award from intermountain regional director John Wessels.

Paleontologist receives award

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DINOSAUR I Superintendent Mary Risser presented Dr. Daniel Chure with a Superior Service Award from Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels.

Monument resumes entrance fee collection

DINOSAUR I “Our new visitor center and exhibit hall opened to the public last fall. We wanted to give our neighbors plenty of time to see the new facilities and the dinosaur bones without having to pay an entrance fee. During the last five months, many local residents have taken advantage of this opportunity,” stated […]

Increased visitation at national monument

DINOSAUR I “Since the opening of the new Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall in October, Dinosaur National Monument has experienced an increase in park visitation over 2010’s numbers,” announced Superintendent Mary Risser.

Campground closed due to lion

DINOSAUR I Dinosaur National Monument has closed the Split Mountain Campground, picnic area and Green River access effective immediately due to mountain lion activity.

Dinosaur Quarry, visitor center open

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DINOSAUR I “Fall and winter are quiet seasons at Dinosaur National Monument but there are services available for those who would like to visit,” announced Superintendent Mary Risser. “The new Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall located six miles north of Jensen, Utah, will be open daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and […]

Salazar to open new center

visit ... Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will dedicate the new Quarry Visitor Center at the Dinosaur National Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Salazar will be the keynote speaker at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The new 10,500 square foot quarry exhibit hall will open to the public Oct. 4. It has been more than five years since the public has seen the dinosaur fossils. courtesy photo

RBC I Dinosaur National Monument’s renowned fossil quarry will reopen to the public early next month, one week after Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar dedicates the park’s new Quarry Visitor Center nearby, superintendent Mary Risser announced. 

Paleontologists host Make-A-Wish family

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RBC I Nathan McDermott, along with his mother, father and sister, visited Dinosaur National Monument and Brigham Young University as a Make-A-Wish family.

Snowpack delays Harpers opening

Staff at Dinosaur National Monument continue plowing operations on the Harpers Corner Road with a new opening date anticipated for Friday, April 22.

Dinosaur National Monument announces winter road closure

DINOSAUR | Superintendent Mary Risser announced that Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road, which begins two miles east of Dinosaur, Colorado, on US 40 and runs 31 miles north into the monument, was closed to the public on Jan. 1, 2010.

Mellen Fire Update: Air tankers, crews battling 37 fires

Thursday’s lightning storm caused 37 fires in the Northwest Colorado Fire Management unit last Friday and Saturday, the largest became the Mellen fire across the road from Dinosaur National Monument headquarters.