Dinosaur National Monument encompasses a total area of approximately 211,000 acres of land that is in parts of Moffat County in the state of Colorado and in parts of Uintah County in the state of Utah. More specifically, to access the main visitor center, just drive about two miles east from Dinosaur, Colorado.
The national monument is governed by the National Park Service and was established on October 4, 1915. When visitors get to Dinosaur National Monument, they will find lots of attractions to engage them. First, they will discover remarkable canyons that were cut in place by the Green and Yampa rivers along upfolded mountains.
Visitors will also find a quarry that is the single most significant Jurassic, dinosaur, and paleontological site anywhere on earth. Additionally, the national monument is a complete stratigraphic geological record of great significance to geologists. This makes the park a terrific educational opportunity for all.
Besides these attractions, Dinosaur National Monument is also a great place for visitors to enjoy recreational activities like fishing, hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and auto touring. There are several amenities at the park that include several conveniences like restrooms, picnic area, campgrounds, museum/exhibit, visitor centers, and self-guided tours.
Although dogs are also allowed into the national monument, it is important to note that some of the park isn't accessible to dog owners and their doggie. For example, the visitor center is out-of-bounds to all dogs and other pets, and so are other park buildings in the protected land.
Additionally, for areas of the park that dogs and their owners can access, the dog is always supposed to be on a leash. If your dog isn't on a leash, then the dog owner should secure their pooch in an enclosure. Also, the dog owner is expected to clean up after their dog and get rid of their dog’s solid waste right away.