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Best trails in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

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Explore the most popular 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.
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.

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Map of trails in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah
Park information
Acreage:
210,000 acres
Contact
(435) 781-7700
Top trails (9)
#1 - Jones Hole Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#2 - Sound of Silence Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#3 - Fossil Discovery Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 49 m
#4 - Cub Creek Road Petroglyphs Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 14 m
Easily accessed site along the Tour of the Tilted Rocks auto route is the Cub Creek area. Petroglyph panels in this area feature a variety of typical Fremont designs, but are distinguished by several large lizard figures.Show more
#5 - Dinosaur National Monument Green River Trail
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#6 - Plug Hat Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
#7 - Daniels Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
#8 - Cold Desert Trail
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
#9 - Plug Hat Butte Trail
Dinosaur National Monument
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 11 m