Dinosaur National Monument

National Park Rafting, Biking Trips On Sale Now

Who doesn't like saving money? During National Park Week, April 20-28, you can book a trip running the white water through Canyonlands National Park or Dinosaur National Monument and save as much as $200 per person.

Dinosaur National Monument Ready For Spring Visitors

With April having arrived, facilities are opening and visitor center hours are extending at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado.

Save On Mountain Biking, Rafting Vacations In National Parks, But You Have To Act Now

Got a hankering to spin your wheels or dip your paddle in a national park setting? Our friends at Holiday River Expeditions have a special on now where you can save up to $250 on such a trip, but you have to act quickly.

Dinosaur National Monument's Split Mountain Campground Group Sites Can Be Reserved On-Line

Group campsites at Dinosaur National Monument's Split Mountain Campground in Utah can now be reserved on-line for spots during the peak months of mid-April through early October.

Poll Shows Westerners Want Protections For Public Lands, Frown on Fossil Fuels, Nuclear

A poll of Western attitudes on the environment shows some disagreement with politicians over public lands stewardship and energy generation.

Dinosaur National Monument Officials Want To Resurface Deerlodge Road

Folks who run the Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument access the river at Deerlodge Park, and if you've been down that road lately you know it's a bit bumpy. Monument officials want to improve that condition with a rehabilitation project.
The Last Voyageur: Amos Burg and the Rivers of the West Floating boats down rivers came to Amos Burg almost as routine as walking down streets came to others of his generation. But was it the thrill of adventure, or the desire to be a writer of adventure tales, that motivated the Oregon man to paddle the West's major rivers?

A Year In The Parks: From Arches National Park To Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Living in the Rocky Mountains is a great asset when it comes to visiting national parks, for there are so many in just about any direction you head. The past year took me north and south through the region to a diverse collection parks, and I also ventured to Virginia to explore the National Park System.

Winter Closes Roads At Dinosaur, Cedar Breaks National Monuments In Utah/Colorado

Recent snow storms have led to the closure of some roads at both Dinosaur National Monument and Cedar Breaks National Monument for the rest of the winter.

Colorado River Basin Study: Where Do National Parks Fit In?

Seldom Seen Smith has to be rolling his eyes, and George Hayduke just might be thinking of calling the Monkey Wrench Gang back together. Why? A voluminous Interior Department report looking at how best to manage precious water resources in the Colorado River Basin largely ignores national parks the river flows through.

Budget Cuts Forced On National Park Service By Failure To Avert Fiscal Cliff Could Be Crippling

Don't start planning your 2013 national park vacation just yet, for poised like the sword of Damocles over the National Park Service is the looming "fiscal cliff" that threatens to impact not only the agency but anyone considering a trip into the national parks next year.

Go Take A Long Hike, It Really Will Help Your Mental Performance

Disconnect for a few days with a trip into the backcountry of your favorite national park and your creativity will flow, according to a study by psychologists.

How Might The National Park System Fare Under A "President Romney"?

With Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, vague on details concerning his plans for reducing the federal deficit and shrinking government, speculation is running heavy, and it's not encouraging for the National Park System.
Floating down the Green River through the Gates of Lodore offers up an exciting and spectacular perspective of Dinosaur National Monument, one that differs so greatly from the wall of fossilized bones that earned the monument its place in the National Park System.

Two Backcountry Campsites In Dinosaur National Monument Closed Due To Black Bear Activity

With black bears in Dinosaur National Monument working to put on pounds for the winter, monument officials have moved to close two backcountry campsites to prevent human encounters with the hungry bruins.

Exploring Dinosaur National Monument Via The Green River

If you ever sat down to list the units of the National Park System that are misunderstood and under-appreciated, Dinosaur National Monument would be near the top. That realization can't be ignored if you've ever floated either the Yampa or Green rivers that cleave into and expose the underbelly of Dinosaur.

Traveler's Gear Box: DryDudz

River trips inherently involve getting wet. And then getting dry, and getting wet again. Throughout the day. So what you wear is critical to your comfort level throughout the day. And that's where DRYDudz come into play.

Aggressive Black Bear Put Down In Dinosaur National Monument

A black bear that began acting too comfortable with humans and their meals in DInosaur National Monument has been put down by park staff.

List Of "Most Endangered Rivers" Flows Through National Parks

A number of national parks are clustered around some of the 10 rivers whose health is being threatened by mining operations, pollution, dredging, proposed dams, and other impacts that American Rivers found them deserving to be listed as America's Most Endangered Rivers.

Walking On The Wild Side Of Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is America’s national park with a funny name. Sure, it has dinosaurs. But their fossils take up only a little corner of this overlooked part of the national park system.

National Parks Week Offers You An Opportunity To Save On A Float Trip Through Canyonlands National Park or Dinosaur National Monument

National Parks Week, which kicks off Saturday, brings you an opportunity to save on a float trip through either Dinosaur National Monument or Canyonlands National Park with one of the oldest raft companies in the West.

Some Unusual National Park Raft Trips To Consider

There are raft trips, and then there are raft trips. Once upon a time the prime objective was to get wet and have fun while bucking rapids, but these days companies are getting more creative in the trips they offer. Yoga, anyone?

Planning A Western White-Water Trip In A National Park This Year? Earlier Might Be Better Than Later

Tempted to book a river trip in a national park this summer? If you're thinking of a white-water adventure in parks such as Dinosaur National Monument, Glacier National Park, or Canyonlands National Park, sooner in the summer just might be better than later due to the below-normal snowpack.

National Park Foundation Grant Will Help Preserve Fossils at Dinosaur National Monument

A grant from the National Park Foundation will help officials at Dinosaur National Monument develop a monitoring and preservation plan for 150-million-year-old fossils in the monument's new exhibit hall.

Scant Snowfall Allows Dinosaur National Monument To Keep Harpers Corner Road Open

While most impacts of the diminished snowfall so far this winter across the Rockies have been negative, one positive is that the Harpers Corner Road at Dinosaur National Monument has remained open.
Encounters with the Archdruid Though written some 40 years ago, Encounters with the Archdruid still carries valuable lessons for us to consider today.

Mountain Lion, With Its Feast, Leads to Closure Of Dinosaur National Monument Campground

A mountain lion that decided to cache its mule deer in the Split Mountain Campground at Dinosaur National Monument has led park officials to close the campground to the public for the time being.

National Park Visits Help Grow Utah's Tourism Industry By Nearly 5 Percent In 2010

Utah's collection of national parks, monuments, and historic sites helped generate $6.5 billion in tourism spending for the state in 2010, an increase of nearly 5 percent, according to state calculations.

Dinosaur National Monument Celebrates a Pair of Long-Awaited "Grand Openings"

Dinosaur fans and the staff at Dinosaur National Monument are celebrating the long-awaited opening of two key facilities in the park within a six day span beginning September 28: a new visitor center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall.
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