There are two districts each with their own respective visitor centers. The Dinosaur Quarry and the Canyon District.
The Dinosaur Quarry is an amazing place where incredible discoveries are being made today. Visitors can learn about dinosaurs and make discoveries of their very own. There are Junior Ranger and Junior Paleontology programs and dinosaur fun for all.
The Canyons District is a rugged backcountry filled with rivers and canyons that offers a lot more outdoor recreation and has some world class river rafting.
Tilted Rocks Drive: A 10 mile scenic drive that begins near the Quarry Visitor Center. Highlights of this drive include petroglyphs and ending a Josie’s Cabin that was built in 1913.
Harpers Corner Road: A 30 mile scenic drive that begins near the visitor center and takes travelers to beautiful river and canyon overlooks.
Wall of Bones: Is located in the quarry and displays thousands of fossils that can be both seen and touched.
Josie’s Cabin: Is a hand built cabin by a frontier woman who lived here for most of her life.
There are both day and multi-day rafting opportunities at Dinosaur National Monument. There are guides who can help those interested in a white water adventure navigate this rugged backcountry through the canyons of the Yampa and Green rivers. Guides are a convenient way to experience this area as private permits are required for any self guided rafting.
Ladore Canyon: Has class III and IV rapids.
Split Mountain Canyon: A day trip down the Green River that begins at Rainbow Park that gets its name from the colorful cliffs.