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Dinosaur National Monument increases access to visitor centers and Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit

Image of the Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit, which shows fossilized dinosaurs embedded in rock. Courtesy of the National Park Service.
Posted at 6:39 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 20:39:34-04

JENSEN, Utah — The National Park Service announced plans to reopen parts of the Dinosaur National Monument in both Dinosaur, Colorado, and Jensen, Utah starting Tuesday, June 30th.

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as state and local health authorities, the Dinosaur National Monument is undergoing a phased reopening, which will increase access on a park-by-park basis.

The first areas to reopen are the Canyon Visitor Center near Dinosaur, Colorado, the Quarry Visitor Center, and the Quarry Exhibit Hall near Jensen, Utah. The visitor centers will open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, with the exhibit hall opening from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM throughout the summer.

The maximum capacity for the shuttle to the Quarry Visitor Center on the Utah side of the monument will be set at 30 people entering every 15 minutes to allow for recommended social distancing between groups of visitors.

Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing both indoors and outdoors and wear a face covering when they are unable to maintain a social distance of at least six feet from other individuals or groups.

Campgrounds, river trips, backcountry camping, and all roads and trails are currently open at the monument, but all ranger-guided programs remain suspended.

You can view the most recent updates from the monument by visiting www.nps.gov/dino.