Meet Vern & Al!
These prehistoric dinosaurs have been exploring worlds of adventure in Dinosaurland for 150 million years. Come find them here in Dinosaurland, Vernal Utah, the Origin of Adventure.
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Dinosaur National Monument is the only place in the world that provides an interactive experience with more than 1,500 dinosaur bones and fossils. Visitors can view and touch dinosaur bones in their original resting place!
You’ll get to look out over the world-renowned Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry, where these one-of-a-kind fossils are located. The Quarry Exhibit Hall offers up-close views of this unique bone bed. The Quarry hosts fossils from Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodicus, and many others. Park Rangers are also on hand to answer questions and provide additional dino facts.
You can also drop in on the Quarry Visitor Center, just outside of the quarry. At the visitor center you’ll find an information desk surrounded by exhibits, as well as a film explaining the monument.
Thousands more fossils are scattered throughout the 200,000-acre monument, where excavation and research are ongoing.
Dinosaurs are not the only attraction that Dinosaurland has to offer. With activities like camping, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, rafting and exploring petroglyphs and museums, Dinosaurland has an adventure for everyone.
Scenic Drives Through Dinosaur National Monument
The scenery through this spectacular canyon country can’t be beat. While the Utah side hosts all of the dinosaur fossils visible to the public, the Colorado side of the monument contains scenic drives that overlook Yampa River, Green River, and many breathtaking overlooks. If you enjoy scenic drives, Dinosaurland is the place for you.
Different campgrounds are located throughout the monument, totaling more than 120 campsites. The closest to the Dinosaur Quarry is the Green River Campground, about 4 miles east.
Visitors can make their way across Dinosaurland’s rugged landscape on more than a dozen scenic hiking trails. With a variety of lengths and difficulty level, trails offer an enjoyable experience for everyone. Some trails begin right at the visitor center, while other trailheads are more remote.
For experienced hikers, off-trail hiking is also permitted on Dinosaur National Monument. Hikers are expected to “Leave No Trace,” bring all necessary safety gear, and know their skill limitations.
Boating and River Rafting
Several commercial guided river trips travel through the monument on both the Yampa and Green Rivers. One-day and multi-day trips are both available.
Dinosaurland is home to three State Parks – Steinaker & Red Fleet Reservoirs and the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum.
We hope you enjoy your experiences here! Get out and play in Dinosaurland, Vernal, Utah. You’ll want to stay forever…THE DINOSAURS DID!