Current Conditions

Alerts

April 16, 2024 Update

Dinosaur Quarry and Cub Creek Area


Construction: The official Quarry Visitor Center is closed for a construction project from late October 2023 through May 2024. The Quarry Exhibit Hall (where you see the dinosaur fossils) is open and not affected by this project. During the visitor center closure, a temporary building in the parking lot will serve as the Quarry Visitor Center. Rangers will be available there to orient visitors and answer questions. Visitors can also stamp their passport books and shop the Dinosaur Forever gift store.

Roads

Cub Creek Road: Open.
Split Mountain Road: Open.

Campgrounds

Green River Campground: Closed for the season. Aniticipated to reopen on Thursday, April 18 with drinking water available, $18 per night for groups up to 8 people. Combination of first-come, first-served and reservations through Recreation.gov.
Split Mountain Campground: Open. Currently first-come, first-served, vault toilets, no drinking water, $6 per night for groups up to 8 people though Wednesday, April 17. Anticipated to reopen on Thursday, April 18 as the group campground with drinking water available, flush toilets, $40 per night for groups up to 25 people with reservations through Recreation.gov. You may book a site no more than 6 months in advance.

Trails

Fossil Discovery Trail: Open. Free trail handout available at Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall.
Sound of Silence Trail: Open. Trail booklet available at trailhead for $1.
Desert Voices Trail: Open.
River Trail: Open. Leashed pets permitted. Pick up and dispose of pet waste.
Lizard Petroglyph Trail: Open.
Box Canyon Trail: Open.
Hog Canyon Trail: Open.


Harpers Corner & Echo Park Areas

Roads

Harpers Corner Road: Open 13 miles to the junctions with County Road 16. The rest of Harpers Corner Road is closed to vehicles.
Echo Park Road: No vehicle access to the Echo Park Road turnoff from closed Harpers Corner Road. Is not maintained in winter and steep. Dugway is impassable when wet, snow or ice covered. Little to no cell phone service in area.
Yampa Bench Road: No vehicle access from the Harpers Corner Road or Echo Park area. Road not maintained in winter and can be impassable when wet. High clearance 4x4 vehicles required. Little to no cell phone service in this area.

Campgrounds

Echo Park Campground: Open though not accessible from the closed section of Harpers Corner Road. The Yampa Bench Road to this campground is not maintained in winter and is not recommended for travel as road is impassable in snowy conditions, even with high clearance 4WD. There is little to no cell phone service in this area.
Open, vault toilets, no drinking water, $6 per night for groups up to 8 people, first-come, first-serve. Pack out your own trash.

Trails

Plug Hat Butte Area Trails: Open.
Ruple Point Trail: Open. Harpers Corner Road closed to trailhead.
Harpers Corner Trail: Open. Harpers Corner Road closed to trailhead.
Bull Canyon Trail (Off Yampa Bench Road - Not Bull Canyon Rim Trail at Plug Hat Butte): Flooding caused severe damage to the trail including complete wash out of trail in lower sections of the canyon. Driving on the Yampa Bench Road to trailhead is not recommended in winter. Road impassable when wet. Little to no cell phone service in area.


Rainbow Park & Island Park Area

Island Park Road: Open. Can become impassible with enough precipitation. Some rough sections with ruts.
McKee Springs Petroglyph Trail: Open.
Rainbow Park Campground: Open, vault toilets, no drinking water, $6 per night for groups up to 8 people, first-come, first-serve. Access to campground depends on Island Park Road conditions.


Deerlodge Park Area

Deerlodge Road: Open.
Deerlodge Campground: Open, vault toilets, no drinking water, $6 per night for groups up to 8 people, first-come, first-serve. Pack out your own trash. Use caution near river edge due to bank collapse.

Yampa River flows at Deerlodge Park


Jones Hole Area

Jones Hole Trail: Open.

Gates of Lodore Area

Colorado HWY 318: Open.
Moffat County HWY 34 & 34N: Open.
Gates of Lodore Trail: Open. Trail booklet available at trailhead for $1.
Gates of Lodore Campground: Open, vault toilets, no drinking water, $6 per night for groups up to 8 people, first-come, first-serve. Pack out your own trash.
Green River River flows above Gates of Lodore

Last updated: April 16, 2024

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4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610

Phone:

435 781-7700

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