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Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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So much more than just dinosaur bones!

My wife and I spent two days exploring this monument last fall, and we could easily have spent a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia

We drove here from Denver, stopping at Dumont Lake on the way for a beautiful picnic. I'm so glad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah S
Denver, Colorado, United States
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Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (117 reviews)
“auto tour” (27 reviews)
“exhibit hall” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two days exploring this monument last fall, and we could easily have spent a couple more days. We knew about the dinosaur quarry in advance. That was very interesting and we spent a couple of hours there. If we'd had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove here from Denver, stopping at Dumont Lake on the way for a beautiful picnic. I'm so glad my husband came with my boys and me on this summer getaway because if left to my own devices, we would have missed half the park....More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited DNM in July, 2017 as part of a longer road trip. I don't know if we would ever drive all the way out here just for this park, but it was well worth the detour. If you have a kid that likes dinosaurs,...More

Thank Muslimmomof3
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

This place, and its history, are hidden gems. It is a “must visit”, in my opinion. The dinosaur fossils in this area represent the congregation of the creatures in this water-rich area during a period of drought where the dinosaurs ultimately died, settled in the...More

Thank R Layne H
Reviewed December 9, 2017

This monument is in both Utah and Colorado. The dinosaur fossils are found in the Utah unit in a great enclosed quarry exhibit. I did a 1 day rafting trip through the split mountain gorge and it was the highlight of the visit.

Thank 3danimator
Reviewed December 6, 2017

I visited Dinosaur National Monument when my sister lived in Vernal, Utah and this was one of the greatest places I have ever been to. I was so excited to go (I have always been into dinosaurs, fossils, all that jazz) and this is the...More

Thank Maggeex
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I (we’re in our late 20’s) spent the better part of a day in the monument and had a blast. We of course went to the quarry and loved it but we also enjoyed going to see the petroglyphs at the swelter...More

Thank ChrisVsorensen
Reviewed November 10, 2017

We spent time in the dinosaur quarry and it was good. However do not miss driving the auto tour. We had a great time climbing like mountain goats to visit the petroglyphs up close. Josie's cabin at the end of auto tour is worth the...More

Thank airdronepilot
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Great park and helpful staff. The quarry is awesome. I suggest do the driving tour, you'll see petroglyphs and awesome geological formations. Beautiful drive that ends at an old cabin.

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed November 1, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful morning here. We spent time in the dinosaur quarry where the ranger was so very helpful and informative. There were only a few tourists there at the time, so it was like having a private guide! We also...More

Thank SuefromSauk
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mary h
January 8, 2018|
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Response from bluejay377 | Reviewed this property |
I joked about "digging" to one of the rangers. They were not amused. Removing any object from a national park is a federal offense. Do not make that mistake. The major dig at the monument has been completed so I think... More
December 20, 2017|
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Response from CrawfordGene | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how adventurous you are. If you are backpacker and want to go everywhere, you could spend a week or much more. If you are just driving around, depends on season. Some of the dirt roads appear to have a lot... More
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Hi DiAnna, That is incorrect. All roads and trails are open except for one, which is the fossil discovery trail that connects the exhibit hall and the visitor center. Everything else is open.