Dinosaur National Monument (Yampa Bench Road)

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Billed as a 4×4 only road, much of this remote and spectacularly gorgeous byway can be passable in a passenger vehicle with care. If there is any doubt, though, ask at the visitor’s center in Dinosaur. The road passes through a variety of pinyon-juniper, montane shrubland, and semi-desert shrubland, with birds like Green-tailed Towhee, Plumebous Vireo, Virginia’s Warbler, and Canyon Wren. Dusky Grouse is possible along the higher portions of the road, and Golden Eagle can be found with some regularity. Scattered viewpoints on the Yampa River Canyon are truly spectacular, and unlike other areas in the park you often have them completely to yourself.

County: Moffat
Habitat:

Directions:

Delorme:
Roads of Colorado:

Dates of Access: Closed during the winter months
Hours: Any
Ownership: National Park Service
Admission: National Parks fee

Restrictions: At times a 4x4 only road
Parking: Gravel parking areas and roadside
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: None

Elevation: 5900
Latitude: 40.45858
Longitude: -108.84884

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo