Even though much of Dinosaur National Monument is managed as wilderness, a network of roads penetrate the monument's rugged interior. These scenic drives provide access to campgrounds, dramatic views, a chance to see wildlife, or the ability to explore an area more deeply by hiking one of the monument's trails. Some of the roads are paved two-lane highways, fine for any passenger car. Others are dirt roads requiring the use of an all-wheel or 4-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle. Always check the weather before heading out on any of the monument's dirt roads. Due to the clay soils, unpaved roads may be impassible when wet. Some roads may be closed or impassable in winter.
Last updated: December 1, 2021