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Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
+1 435-781-7700
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Rafting the split mountain gorge is fantastic

This monument is in both Utah and Colorado. The dinosaur fossils are found in the Utah unit in a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
3danimator
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Saint Louis, Missouri
One of my favourite places to visit

I visited Dinosaur National Monument when my sister lived in Vernal, Utah and this was one of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maggeex
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (114 reviews)
“dino bones” (22 reviews)
“exhibit hall” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84078
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 2 November 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 2 November 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
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Touching real domestic midair bones was the coolest part. The visitor center needs to update their movie and make it a bit more exciting. I’d skip that for sure. Go to the quarry and that’s the best part between the visitor center and that area....More

Thank KO2005
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Having lived in Utah for a long time we had never been here, we decided to take our 6 year old grand daughter to visit the place were dinosaurs once roamed, She really liked looking at the bones in the quarry. She wants to be...More

Thank nanaof1boy3girls
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Aside from the Grand Canyon, this is one of the most stunning natural wonderlands I've visited. The bones are so fascinating, but you've got to make the time for the incredible beauty of the well-documented drive around to the Colorado portion.

Thank SpudlyDudly
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve lived in Utah for 15 years and haven’t been. My loss. This place was fantastic. Kids and adults love it.

Thank wp7569
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DiAnna_7545
22 May 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.
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Michele G
20 May 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Hi Michele, The Green River Campground is the closest to the visitor center and Utah entrance. Memorial Day weekend is one of the few weekends where the campground will fill. I'd recommend getting there as early in the day... More
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Muslimmomof3
12 April 2017|
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Response from Dan J | Property representative |
Vernal, Utah is the closest community to the Utah side of the monument where the Dinosaur fossils are located, about a 30 minute drive. Vernal has a variety of lodging options.
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