Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, Jensen

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Dinosaur National Monument visitor center was once home to prehistoric creatures, as well as civilizations dating back 800 to 1,200 years. The park's main draw is Quarry Exhibit Hall, where you'll find 1,500 dinosaur fossils and intact dinosaur bones exposed, including a nearly complete skull. You can also learn more about the Fremont people who lived here through the petroglyphs they left behind on rock walls. Drive one of the park's many scenic routes for views of the mountains and possible sightings of wildlife like deer, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs. You can also explore the park by foot on a hiking trail, or try white-water rafting on the Green or Yampa rivers for a closer look at the park's remote canyons. Ranger-led programs offer the chance to explore the park a little deeper; ask at the visitor center for more information on current programs. Before you head to Jensen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jensen day trip tool, to make sure you see all that Jensen has to offer, including Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.
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  • This is always an amazing stop. We've been many times before & it is always worth it. The visitor center was clean & the rangers were friendly. The quarry is always interesting & worth the trip out... 
    This is always an amazing stop. We've been many times before & it is always worth it. The visitor center was clean & the rangers were friendly. The quarry is always interesting & worth the trip out...  more »
  • I visited this place as a kid and recently brought my own kiddos. Ranger Erin and her friend Ranger David love their jobs and it shows! My kods were excited and Erin was excited to share her... 
    I visited this place as a kid and recently brought my own kiddos. Ranger Erin and her friend Ranger David love their jobs and it shows! My kods were excited and Erin was excited to share her...  more »
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  • What an awesome park! Be advised, you do currently need a reservation to visit the quarry exhibit. We spent from 9 am to about 2 pm on the Utah side with our three kids. Continued east after the quarry and stopped at the various turnouts on the road. The cabin at the end of the road was a great place for lunch.
  • Make sure to start your visit here. The rangers are very knowledgeable and can help you get the best out of your time. Also, make sure to pick up a guide (for $1) and drive the Cub Creek Road Scenic Drive.

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