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Best trails in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado

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Looking for a great trail in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, kid friendly trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Dinosaur National Monument ranging from 0.9 to 9.8 miles and from 4,796 to 7,575 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado
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(435) 781-7700
Top trails (8)
#1 - Harpers Corner Trail
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#2 - Hog Canyon and Box Canyon Trails
Dinosaur National Monument
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#3 - Desert Voices Nature Trail and Split Mountain Campground
Dinosaur National Monument
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(67)
Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
#4 - Ruple Point Trail
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moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(28)
Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
#5 - Dinosaur National Monument Echo Park Campground Trail
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easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(8)
Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
#6 - Gates of Lodore Nature Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(18)
Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 26 m
#7 - Dinosaur National Monument Scenic Drive
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easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(8)
Length: 9.8 mi
#8 - Yampa Bench Road OHV Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(6)
Length: 7.7 mi
A great way to see one of the more remote, lightly visited parts of the Monument if you have the right vehicle. Gives access to the Castle Park, Harding Hole, and Wagon Wheel overlooks, as well as Bull Canyon tail head and Haystack Rock. Plan on taking most of the day to see it right. Have a full tank of gas and take plenty of water and food.Show more