Dinosaur Fossil Digging, Hiking, Camping & More: Top 10 Experiences in Dinosaurland, UT

Fun Facts

Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoe trails are also available throughout the winter in Dinosaurland, with loops ranging from 3 to 11 miles.


We want you to experience Northeastern Utah as completely as you can. Below are our absolute must-sees and must-dos.

Play like a Paleontologist

Better make sure you have your Dinosaur Hunting License, ’cause there’s ever so much dinosaur tracking to do in Northeastern Utah. For starters, there’s the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry, Utah State Field House Museum, Dinosaur Gardens, and Red Fleet State Park. Stop by the Bureau of Land Management office and find out where you can even do a bit of digging for dinosaur and other fossils yourself! There’s no other region for better fossil digging in Utah.

Take it to the Gorge

Whether you like to boat, fish, bike or hike, make your way up the Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway. Stop at Red Canyon Overlook, drive the Sheep Creek Canyon Loop or take a good look inside the Flaming Gorge Dam. Make sure you leave time for some serious stargazing!

Picture this!

Northeastern Utah is home to Nine Mile Canyon – the longest corridor of Fremont Indian petroglyphs (carvings in rock) and pictographs (paintings on rock) in the world. If that isn’t enough, explore Dry Fork Canyon, Jones Hole, Echo Park, and you’ll discover even more of these ancient wonders. Some are over 200 feet high!

Run the River

Easy or wild – a river trip down Northeastern Utah’s Green or Yampa River is a thrill you’ll never forget. Make it the perfect family vacation – or scream for extreme adventure. Whatever your choice, our guides and outfitters can get you and your family down the river in style.

Take a hike – or bike!

Trails, trails, trails, and more trails. In Northeastern Utah, you can cruise through mountain meadows, blaze across high desert canyons, or climb alpine forests. Need another reason to head Northeast? Keep in mind, when the weather down yonder is way too hot, we’re not.

Hook a Worm

Catch record-breaking trout at Flaming Gorge. Fly-fish at Jones Hole. Cast your line into one of our 600 lakes and rivers. The bottom line is – Northeastern Utah is the “reel deal”.

Stir-r-up the Wild West!

From rodeos to powwows, from outlaw trail rides to professional bull riding, the Wild West is alive and strong in Northeastern Utah. And so is Western hospitality. Come join in the fun as we celebrate our diverse cultures and Western heritage.

Make Some S’mores

With so much open space and public land, it’s hard not to find a place to camp in Northeastern Utah. Don’t forget to bring along a campfire story or two.

Dig up the Past

Shop at John Jarvie’s general store where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid stocked up on supplies. It’s only one of our many local museums and historical sites where you can listen to the tales of Native Americans, rugged mountain men, early pioneers, and outlaws of America’s old West.

Get Wild!

Bighorn sheep, moose, Rocky Mountain goats, elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, cougars, coyotes, golden and bald eagles—the list goes on and on. So bring along your camera, binoculars and bird lists. Catch a glimpse of Dinosaurland’s wild side!