To Do

Things to do in Dinosaur National Monument

Hiking Dinosaur National Monument

There are 210,000 acres to explore in the park. Avid hikers will enjoy the vast landscapes and unique rock formations abundant in the area. Short and long hikes can be found from either entrance to the Monument with dinosaur fossils and Native American petroglyphs, pictographs and artifacts featured among many other points of interest.

DRIVING Dinosaur National Monument

There is limited access to Dinosaur National Monument by road if you’d prefer to see the sights by vehicle. Dirt access roads offer great vantage points for legendary petroglyph and homestead sites. RV and Trailer vehicles are not recommended on many roads in Dinosaur National Monument and travel may be limited to non-winter months.

Dinosaur Quarry

Don’t forget the Dinosaur Quarry, located just inside the Utah entrance to Dinosaur National Monument. Fossilized remains of more than 2,000 bones have been exposed in a 200-foot-long wall, nestled in a sand bar now enclosed as a permanent exhibit.

Explore The Wilds of Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument holds a tremendous history of exploration and discovery from the meandering rivers, pre-historic fossils and
Native American artifacts found in the area. There are many ways to discover the park for yourself and an endless amount of things to do in and around
Dinosaur National Monument.

Things to do in around Dinosaur National Monument


Amazing free BLM camping and groomed trails for the entire family just 40 minutes from the Adrift Jensen Boat House. Located 1 few miles west of Vernal, this smooth trail system and dispersed camping is a great add on to a river adventure.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Flaming Gorge is a reservoir nestled on the Northeastern corner of Utah, bordering Wyoming. The reservoir is over 91 miles long and offers 300 miles of steep and gorgeous shoreline. Visitors to Flaming Gorge enjoy bountiful fishing, wind surfing, boating, hiking and biking. Roughly 1.5 hours from Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge is a great day trip destination for those visiting the Vernal area or as a thoroughfare for travelers headed north to Wyoming.

Utah Field House of Natural History

The Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum in Vernal, Utah showcases eastern Utah’s geologic past and natural history. Exhibits range from geological, paleontological, archaeological and biological displays, reviewing the natural history of the Uintah Basin. The newly built museum also features an outdoor Dinosaur Garden, a prehistoric zoo of full size replicas such as a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus, horned Triceratops, six-ton Stegosaurus and winged Pteranodon.

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is a remote river valley on the Green River situated between the Cold Springs and Diamond Mountains. Established in 1963 by Public Land Order, this area provides sanctuary for migratory birds and conserves endangered and threatened species. Visitors to Browns Park enjoy hiking, camping and sightseeing in this amazing, diverse and pristine landscape.

Ski Utah During Winter at Snowbird

Utah’s Premiere Ski Resort

The best powder skiing in Utah is only three and half hours from Dinosaur National Monument at Snowbird Ski Resort. Enjoy a vertical drop of 3,240 feet, the most in Utah, and more than 500 inches of snow annually. Call 801-933-2222 or visit for more information.