Dinosaur National Monument Area Campgrounds

Craig, Colorado 81625

Dinosaur National Monument Area Campgrounds

Dinosaur National Monument Area Campgrounds Professional Review and Guide

"The landscape of the far northwestern corner of the state is not what comes to mind when most people think about Colorado. The terrain consists of dry rolling hills crumbled by the ages and broken by the sharp-edged canyons of the Yampa and Green rivers. The big attraction in this area is Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the Colorado-Utah border. But don’t come here looking for pretty, because it’s not. Come looking instead for adventure in the form of intense whitewater. Raft trips are offered by various outfitters on both the Green and Yampa rivers.

Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Deerlodge Park, Echo Park, Gates of Lodore, Rangely Camper Park, Irish Canyon, Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge: Crook and Swinging Bridge"

Dinosaur National Monument Area Campgrounds Reviews

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We stayed at Echo Park - Wonderful!! However, lots of mosquitoes. Green River - Ehh, it was fine. It was clean. Vermin chipmunks were a nuisance at meal times. Why do idiots feed them? We saw a fantastic ranger talk and had a very good time at the dinosaur quarry. Lots of short hikes, good for kids. Irish Canyon - Remote and peaceful, though trucks do travel on the dirt road more than one would think and can be loud. The campground is on a hillside, had a little trouble finding a flat spot for our tent. Very clean. We had lunch at Gates of Ladore and while the canyon itself is beautiful and worth a visit, the flat, open campground doesn''t provide any privacy. Plus there was a huge crowd of rafters getting ready to start their trips. This was a Sat. might vary depending on the day of the week.
Great location with many opportunities for fun! Bring bug spray as the mosquitos are out in abundance this year. We stayed in the farthest cmapground east and did a little hiking throughout the park the next day, mainly on the south side near the headquarters. If you want a campfire, bring your own wood. It's for sale in Craig and I'm sure it can also be bought on the Utah side. We were informed when we arrived that firewood was only available at one site on the other end of the park and that gathering was prohibited. Four stars for wonderful canyon scenery and many activities to keep you busy.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
BLM; National Park Service
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Jul 2018