Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
Yes
Lodging
No
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Found at Jurassic National Monument is the densest concentration of Jurassic age dinosaur fossils ever discovered. This unique reserve allows visitors to explore sites where fossils have been recovered (1-3 miles of hiking), encounter fossil replicas of significant discovers (including the Allosaurus), and learn about paleontology. The site, which contains Clevland-Llyod Dinosuar Quary, is located in the northern extent of the San Rafael Sweff roughly 30 miles south of Price, UT.

Over 12,000 bones have been discovered here, including 46 individual Allosaurus members. While these fossil are no longer at the site—as they are being studied in universities and museums around the world—the visitor center displays replicas of some of the more stunning finds. In addition, the 2 outdoor sheds contain 3D recreations of some of the fossil beds exactly how they were discovered. But while you are exploring the park, you may discover fossil fragments yourself! (Fossils must remain where there were found by visitors or reported to park staff).

The 850 acres of public land include a few designated trails near the visitor center. This included the highly recommended Rock Walk trail. The 1.5 mile self guided tour takes visitors through the fossil rich areas of discovery within the park. At each waypoint, visitors are provided with more information about paleontology and geology. For a view of the park from above, head to the Raptor Point overlook (1.25 miles) or along the Rim Trail (2 miles). Ask the park staff for permission before venturing off trail.

The remote site is located in the northern San Rafael Swell, approximately 20 miles from the nearest town with services. Additionally, summer temperatures can soar into the 90-100s. Come prepared with water, a sun hat, sunscreen, and close-toed hiking or running shoes. ***There is no potable water at the site***. On-site picnic tables are available and leashed pets are allowed outdoors.

Admission is $5 per adult (free under 16) or free with a National Park Service Annual Pass.

Jurassic National Monument offers visitors a look at one of the most significant areas of discovery for dinosaur paleontology. This park allows you to explore the field rich field on your own. Finally, the exhibits at the visitor center are sure to teach visitors of all backgrounds a thing or two. More information can be found here:

https://www.blm.gov/national-conservation-lands/utah/jurassic-national-monument

https://www.blm.gov/visit/cleveland-lloyd-dinosaur-quarry

Directions:

FROM PRICE:  Take Hwy 10 south to the Cleveland/Elmo turnoff and follow the signs.  The last 12 miles are on a graded, unpaved road. 

FROM HUNTINGTON:  Follow Hwy 10 north and take the Cleveland turnoff.  In Cleveland, go south toward the San Rafael Swell and follow the signs.  The last 13 miles are on graded, unpaved road.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Admission

Open Year-round

No

Open from

March 25 to October 25

Pros

Historic. Great for all ages.

Cons

Remote. No shade.

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Backcountry camping
Geologically significant
Family friendly
Picnic tables

Location

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