Dinosaur National Monument modifies operations for health

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RBC | Dinosaur National Monument is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to public health concerns. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective immediately, Dinosaur National Monument will be closed to all monument visitors until further notice. Through traffic, but no stopping, will be allowed on roads in the monument that provide access to county roads, residences, leased lands and public lands managed by other agencies. All other roads and access points will be closed.

Superintendent Paul Scolari said, “I and the park staff are disappointed that we cannot welcome spring visitors to the park as usual, but it is the necessary thing to do in the interest of public health as we combat the spread of Coronavirus. We will see this crisis through together with our surrounding communities in Moffat and Uintah Counties, whose support of this closure we appreciate. We look forward to the point when we can welcome visitors back to the park and this incredible part of the American West.”

We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website nps.gov/dino and social media channels @DinosaurNPS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.   

The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Dinosaur National Monument, including the website, webcams, and social media channels.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

www.nps.gov About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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