Dinosaur National Monument stretches from Colorado to Utah and is almost 211,000 acres in size. Both Colorado and Utah have unique features for visitors to explore. In Utah, the dinosaur quarry has over 1500 fossils embedded into the cliff walls. In Colorado, visitors can take in stunning views of the canyons carved by the Green and Yampa rivers. Dinosaur fossils can only be viewed on the west end of the monument in Utah.
Aside from seeing the hundreds of dinosaur fossils, there are many other areas of the monument to explore. Trek down one of the hiking trails and for those looking to get off the beaten path, off-trail hiking is permitted at the monument. River rafting trips are enjoyed by adventure-seekers looking to experience class III and IV rapids. At night, the dark sky is free of light pollution providing a stunning view of the star-filled sky.
There are six campgrounds at Dinosaur National Monument and three of these can accommodate RVs and travel trailers. Camping is open year-round at some campgrounds, but roads may be hazardous or impassable during the wintertime. There are no hookups at any of the campsites, but each site has a picnic table and campfire ring to relax at during the quiet mornings and star-filled nights.