We have noticed that a lot of people assume that the main experience at Dinosaur National Monument is to see the dinosaur bones at the Dinosaur Quarry. That makes sense given the park's name. Nothing, however, could be farther from the truth. Even though this is a National Monument, it contains 210,000 acres of some of the most rugged and beautiful mountain and canyon country in the West. You really should plan to spend more than a few hours at Dinosaur National Monument. We guarantee you won't regret changing your plans to include an extra day or two.