Dinosaur National Monument Camping

Free backcountry permits are required for overnight stays outside established campgrounds. For experienced backpackers, there are many opportunities for backcountry camping at Dinosaur National Monument. The beauty and solitude are inspiring. But the terrain is isolated and rugged, and it is very difficult to find water in the backcountry. Good planning is essential.

There is one designated backcountry location in the park. It is at the confluence of Jones Hole Creek and Ely Creek, along the Jones Hole hiking trail. Reservations are required to use this location. Call 435-781-7700 for reservations.

There is no lodging within Dinosaur National Monument. However, the nearby communities of Vernal, Utah, Dinosaur, Colorado, and Rangely, Colorado, have lodging. Local organizations can provide current information on opportunities within their communities.

Utah Welcome Center

Jensen, UT

435-789-4002

Colorado Welcome Center

Dinosaur, CO

970-374-2205

Dinosaurland Travel Board

Vernal, UT

435-789-6932

800-477-5558

Rangely Chamber of Commerce

Rangely,CO

970-675-5290

Craig Chamber of Commerce

Craig, CO

800-864-4405

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