Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

  US National Parks

VISIT Dinosaur National Monument:

Park Details

Dinosaur National Monument was established on October 4, 1915.

Address 11625 E 1500 S, Jensen, UT, 84035
Phone435 781-7700
Hours9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, varys by season
Entrance Fee$25 per vehicle, valid for 7 days
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Dinosaur National Monument. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Dinosaur National Monument is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Dinosaur National Monument are May, June, September & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits6,9624,0178,66014,99142,23570,25168,36263,47241,10324,75010,2894,468
Precipitation161625302012101016211415
Avg Temp313444566880868374594231
Max Temp394457708189939084735741
Avg Temp192228334148565546362720
Min Temp241422283546453223122
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Dinosaur National Monument Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Dinosaur National Monument is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway Road Trip7008
Rocky Mountains, Dinosaur Monument, Grand Tetons to Yellowstone92010

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Dinosaur National Monument.

NameDistance
Colorado National Monument104 mi
White River National Forest130 mi
Fossil Butte National Monument131 mi
Arches National Park131 mi
Timpanogos Cave National Monument143 mi
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park152 mi
Curecanti National Recreation Area168 mi
Canyonlands National Park169 mi
Rocky Mountain National Park173 mi
Capitol Reef National Park199 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Dinosaur National Monument, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Echo Park - Dinosaur National MonumentMaybell, CO more 1 miles
Gates of Lodore - Dinosaur National MonumentMaybell, CO more 14 miles
Split Mountain - Dinosaur National MonumentJensen, UT more 16 miles
Green River - Dinosaur National MonumentUT more 16 miles
Crook - Browns Wildlife AreaMaybell, CO more 19 miles
Swinging Bridge - Browns Wildlife AreaCO more 21 miles
Red Fleet State ParkVernal, UT more 23 miles
Irish CanyonMaybell, CO more 24 miles
Deerlodge Park - Dinosaur National MonumentMaybell, CO more 25 miles
Indian CrossingVernal, UT more 27 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Dinosaur National Monument:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
None Found.

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Dinosaur National Monument, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Dinosaur National Monument.

NameCodeCityDistance
Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT158 mi
Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO232 mi
Harry Reid International AirportLASLas Vegas, NV454 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Dinosaur National Monument.

NameCodeCityDistance
Southwest Wyoming Regional AirportRKSRock Springs, WY73 mi
Grand Junction Regional AirportGJTGrand Junction, CO100 mi
Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO125 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO144 mi
Provo-Utah Lake International AirportPVUProvo, UT146 mi
Ogden Hinckley AirportOGDOgden, UT165 mi
Laramie Regional AirportLARLaramie, WY181 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.