Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Dinosaur National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 days ago

The trail is relatively easy but long, almost 9 miles round trip. If you are not a nature lover, the hike itself is not very exciting. However, the view at the end is literally breathtaking and worth the trip.

Bring sturdy, comfortable shoes since the trail is surprisingly rocky. A hat and plenty of water is a must since there is no shade for virtually most of the trail. Trail path is easy to follow for the most part but you lose it right at the end. Also lots of cow pies on the path, so watch your step.

Loved this hike. Not much of an elevation gain so its easy to keep on moving. View at the end is stunning, sat there for 2 hrs.

hiking
5 months ago

Been doing this since I was a kid. Easy hike to an amazing overlook!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is not 7.8 miles as listed here nor 8 miles as listed on the description in the park. I clocked it at 8.7 roundtrip. The trail itself is uneventful until the very end, the view is AMAZING. There is zero shade until the last 2/3 of the trail as you descend slightly into juniper forest. Solitude is guaranteed. Easily the best trail in Dinosaur.

scenic driving
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

Great View! Fairly easy hike.

hiking
11 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.

hiking
11 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, June 27, 2016

Great hike, even in the heat. Lots of raptors to see (no, not the dinosaurs ;-) and plenty of breathtaking vistas. Buggy as all get-out, so bring insect repellent or risk inhaling mosquitos!

Canyons doesn't get as much traffic as the Quarry, so picturesque solitude may be yours if you're lucky.

on Plug Hat Trail

walking
Monday, October 20, 2014

Nice picnic area with both asphalt and gravel trail. Restroom on site and AMAZING views.

hiking
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This is a beautiful, desert trail that has a rewarding & spectacular view of split mountain and the green river at the end: Definitely worth the hike - just make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

scenic driving
Saturday, January 14, 2012

This one holds lots of memories. Lots of history and a good trip to add to a ride to Echo Park or Harper's Corner. Those would be the main feature, but this ride is great.

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2012

Easy walk displaying wonderful views and great photo opportunities. Good place to take kids and have a picnic.

hiking
Friday, January 13, 2012

The trail is easy and the reward at the end is spectacular! Take the time!

hiking
Monday, August 09, 2010

Great views of the Yampa and Green River Confluence.

hiking
10 months ago

Thursday, July 07, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

trail running
Friday, March 20, 2015

hiking
Saturday, August 23, 2014