Tag Archives: Dinosaur National Monument

Seasonal Changes to Visitor Access at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas. In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained throughout the winter. The Cub Creek Road is Continue reading

Vandalized Dinosaur Bone Removed

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe remaining portion of a juvenile sauropod humerus that was vandalized in early September has been removed. Dinosaur National Monument staff assessed the condition of the bone after it was damaged to see if it would be possible to Continue reading

3 Dead Elk Found Abandoned Near Dinosaur

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for killing and abandoning three mature, high-quality bull elk near the town of Dinosaur this past week.  According to CPW investigators, the intact carcasses of two elk were discovered the morning of Nov. 6 Continue reading

Veterans Can Visit Parks Free on Veterans Day

VETERANSThe National Park Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife offer all military men and women free admission to state and national parks on Veterans Day. That includes Dinosaur National Monument. To obtain free admission to a park, veterans, active duty military personnel and their families must show a valid active, reserve Continue reading

Dinosaur Seeks Input on Fee Changes

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur National Monument and other National Park Service (NPS) units that collect entrance fees have begun public outreach to gauge support for possible changes to the fee rates. While proposed fee changes are not scheduled to take Continue reading

Earth Science Week at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDinosaur National Monument is offering a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Science Week, and National Fossil Day and International Archeology Day, from October 11-19. Monument staff invite visitors to discover the wonders of Continue reading

Dinosaur National Monument Hunting Regulations

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryWith the arrival of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Dinosaur National Monument, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted in the monument. Although most of the monument boundary is well marked, hunters are responsible for ensuring they do not hunt within the monument. Continue reading

Fossil Theft and Damage at Dinosaur

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Rangers are seeking information related to recent fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail. On September 2nd a park ranger leading a guided walk discovered damage to
a fossilized humerus bone from a sauropod dinosaur Continue reading

Fossil Mapping at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Paleontologists are photographing and mapping the world famous deposit of ancient bones at Dinosaur National Monument. Their work is part of a multi-institutional effort to bring together the vast historical and Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Officials Warn of Mountain Lion Encounters

mountail-lion-300x300Staff at Dinosaur National Monument are reminding visitors that they are visiting mountain lion country when traveling in the monument, especially in the backcountry and along the river canyons.  On Tuesday, July 22nd, fresh evidence of an animal killed by a mountain lion was found in the Echo Park area.  A 72-hour Continue reading

Moffat County Fires Slowed by Weather

WILDFIRESporadic rain showers and overcast conditions continue to aid in putting out the 450 acre Elk Springs fire which remains at 90% contained. Management of the fire has switched to a Type 4 Continue reading

Survey Shows Nearly 275,000 Visits to Dinosaur National Monument Last Year

Dinosaur-National-Monument-A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 186 jobs in the local area.  Dinosaur experienced a Continue reading