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Discover Dinosaur 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. The monument is open all year, but certain roads and facilities are closed during the winter months. When monument roads are open, they are open 24 hours a day. There are no dinosaur fossils in the Colorado portion of the monument. If you want to see Dinosaur Fossils, you must visit the Utah side of the monument near Jensen, Utah.

Best camping experience of my life

scenic driving
1 month ago

Driving it was one of the favorite days of my life.

Spectacular views of the Green River, Echo Park, and Yampa Bench. We watched a group of rafters make their way down the Green.

Easy hike. Great scenery. Interesting history. The creek is clear and beautiful. Josie Moran had an amazing place.

Good, easy hike. Fun for adults and kids

Super simple and very very very easy. The views are still stunning.

A hot tiring tails, but not too long that kids can make it, with a little encouragement. Took a 4,5,7 year old, and while we had lots of water breaks (bring lots!), they were able to keep going. Lots of hills.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with kids (6,4 and 4). Mostly shaded and only gentle inclines.

Fun short hike that was mostly shaded even midday. The canyon was cool and also saw a rabbit.

Great View! Fairly easy hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Somewhat uneventful hike until you near the point. More like a 4.5/5 for this reason. Solitude and views from the point make it well worth it though. I plan to return to the area some day and I will be doing this hike a second time.

Did this trail with my 2 and 4 year old. There isn't much shade but overall it was a great trail for the little ones and very pretty

hiking
4 months ago

Great easy hike with outstanding views of the combined Green River to the west and Echo Park to the east. Some shade.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Great short hikes with totally worthwhile scenery. The box canyon makes you feel small. I recommend this to anyone who loves desert mountains.

Rosa is a really good hike to start getting the kids in the mood for other hikes in the area. The river scenes are outstanding and not too difficult.