Dinosaur National Monument sprawls largely across an arid landscape, but there are definitely some wet, and colorful, aspects when you time it right. These blossoming monkey flowers were captured on Jones Creek by Patrick Cone in early June 2015.
Dinosaur National Monument
The Colorado and Green rivers. Jackson Lake beneath the Tetons. These bodies of water offer some of the best paddling experiences, in some of the greatest settings in the National Park System, and you can experience them in 2016 with your fellow park travelers during a trip with National Parks Traveler. What better way to mark the centennial of the National Park Service?
Dinosaur National Monument will increase its entrance and camping fees on January 1, 2016, to help fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the monument. The monument's entrance and camping fees were last increased in 1997. This increase is consistent with the tiered fee system in use by National Park Service sites throughout the country, including many in Utah and Colorado.
Ongoing vandalism investigations, possible new "national parks," and 3 million visitors to Yellowstone National Park are among the stories floating about the National Park System.
Night-sky viewing will be among the main attractions at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado in the coming days, while later in the month the park staff will be celebrating the date in 1909 when the monument's incredible fossil-studded cliff was discovered.
With the Green and Colorado rivers in the neighborhood, it's not surprising that the Yampa River that flows through Dinosaur National Monument is overlooked. And that's not a bad thing.
Two days after a rafter was tossed into the Green River near Triplet Falls in Dinosaur National Monument his body was recovered by park rangers.
A search was to get under way early Monday at Dinosaur National Monument for a missing rafter thought to have drowned after falling into Triplet Falls rapid along the Green River.
Nine years after the Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument in eastern Utah had to close due to structural problems, a wonderful new facility is in place. The site offers a close-up view of some 1,500 fossilized dinosaur remains.
Looking for great footwear for rafting, canoeing, or any other activity that involves water? Earlier this month I had the opportunity to test Chaco's Outcross Evo 2 on a five-day river trip through Dinosaur National Monument and just might have ended my search for a great water shoe.