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.

Road closed in Dinosaur National Monument Jan. 1

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

Monument offers a host of finds for all

Dinosaur National Monument protects a large deposit of fossil bones of creatures that lived nearly 150 million years ago. The fossils help us learn more about these fascinating animals.

Harpers Corner Road still snowed in

DINOSAUR — Dinosaur National Monument staff hoped to open the Harpers Corner Road by mid-April but unusually deep snow has delayed the opening.

National Monument celebrates Junior Ranger Day

DINOSAUR — “April 26 has been designated Junior Ranger Day at Dinosaur National Monument,” said Superintendent Mary Risser. “The highlight of Junior Ranger Day is the unveiling of the newly created Junior Paleontologist activity booklet along with a new Junior Paleontologist badge at 1 p.m.”

Spring bird migration returns to Dinosaur Nat’l Monument

DINOSAUR — Bald eagles, sandhill cranes and Canada geese have returned to Dinosaur National Monument, marking the beginning of the spring bird migration. These and many other birds travel hundreds or thousands of miles between their winter and summer homes, stopping here to rest and feed.