Visitors travel from all over the world to experience this unique park in Northeastern Utah where evidence of dinosaurs has been preserved for millions of years. Some refer to it as Dinosaur National Park, but technically it is a national monument.
Spanning over 200,000 acres, Dinosaur National Monument is located on the border of Utah and Colorado. There are sites and attractions in both states.
The incredible amount of dinosaur fossils, footprints, and other prehistoric sites is what gives Vernal and the surrounding Utah community the nickname “Dinosaurland”. This area is proud to be among the top destinations in the world for dinosaur and prehistory enthusiasts!
Located just 20 minutes northwest of Rangely is Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visibly embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert, and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons support a wide array of life.
Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures that once resided on these lands, and evidence shows that roaming homesteaders and outlaws found refuge in these parts. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history, or scenery, Dinosaur National Monument offers much to explore.