Tag Archives: Monument

Dino National Monument Island Park/Rainbow Park Roads Closed

Dinosaur Monument staff and engineers from the Federal Highway Administration recently assessed the Island Park and Rainbow Park roads to determine the extent of the damage caused by flooding over the winter. The assessment was done to assist in determining immediate fixes that could allow the road to reopen and longer term solutions Continue reading

Road Closure In Dinosaur, Rafting Permits On Hold

The road which provides accesses the Rainbow Park and Island Park areas in Dinosaur National Park has been closed due to significant damage. Due to the closure, the Rainbow Park Campground and Boat Ramp are not accessible at this time. Because the damage prevents vehicle access, Continue reading

No Hunting In Dinosaur National Monument

hunterWith hunting season underway, hunters in areas near Dinosaur National Monument need to be aware that hunting within the monument is prohibited. The boundaries of the monument are well marked, but hunters are responsible for ensuring they stay outside the perimeter. Killing or removing any animal or animal parts including shed antlers from Continue reading

New Fire In Dinosaur National Park

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryCrews are fighting a 40 acre fire that started yesterday on the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument. The blaze was expected to be fully controlled by last night. Crews will continue to work today to mop up hot spots. National Park Continue reading

Happy Hollow Fire 75% Contained

WILD FIRECrews made good progress yesterday battling the “Happy Hollow” Fire burning 25 miles west of Maybell.  The lightning fire that began Sunday is burning through trees and sage brush in Dinosaur National Monument.  Crews Continue reading

Construction To Begin In Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryConstruction to improve the road to Deerlodge Park within Dinosaur National Monument will begin Thursday. The $5.6 million project includes reconstruction and repaving of about 13 miles of roadway including parking areas. Speed limits will be dropped to 25 mph in the area, and Continue reading

Learn About Archeology And Biodiversity At Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument QuarrySpecial programs are being hosted at Dinosaur National Park this month to highlight the archeological aspects and biodiversity of the park. Anthropologists from Utah State University will lead a group on a hike to Jones Hole Canyon where they will explore the different archeological Continue reading

Dinosaur National Monument Brings In Big Money

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryA new National Park Service report shows that 291,800 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2015 spent $17,079,100 in communities near the park. That spending Continue reading

No Fees At Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDinosaur National Monument is celebrating National Park Week by dropping the entry fee to the park until this Sunday. The Monument is joining parks and programs around the country in dropping fees this week to celebrate the Continue reading

Green And Yampa Noncommercial River Permits

COLORADO RIVERA lottery is now open for noncommercial river permits for the high use season on the Green and Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument. The lottery is underway now and runs through 10am on January 31st. The lottery allows boaters to compete for the 300 permits that are available for the high use season. In recent years, the monument has Continue reading

Commissioners Set to Submit Protest Over Sage Grouse Plans

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are applying the final touches to their protest of federal plans to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service were supposed to be working with local and state partners, when coming up with their plans, however, none of the cooperating Continue reading

Meeting to Discuss Sage Grouse Plans Scheduled for Craig

sage_grouse-300Moffat County land owners are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss recently released federal land management plans. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service have introduced their federal land use plans that they hope will keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The plans have been met with scorn Continue reading