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The Dinosaur National Monument South Loop is a paved ride located in Northeastern Utah.  Starting in Vernal, UT, this loop heads across the farmlands and low hills until reaching the entrance to Dinosaur National Monument.  Upon entering the monument, the road climbs and curves all the way to the turnaround at Harpers Corner.  At Harpers Corner there is a hike that will take people farther out on a point for a panorama view of the Green River.  Along this climb and descent, there are several different stops with scenic views.


After exiting the national monument, the ride returns to Jensen, UT and then turns to the North to re-enter the Dinosaur National Monument.  The ride into the monument is curvy and follows the contours of the hills as it climbs.  There are several interesting stopping places to view dinosaur fossils (Quarry Exhibit Hall) and petroglyphs.


This part of the loop turns around just past Turtle Rock at McKee Petroglyphs and follows the same path out of the park.  Before reaching Jensen, the route turns off for a short tip back to the starting point in Vernal.


Location:  Northeast Utah, Northwest Colorado

Approximate Mileage:  155  miles

Estimated Riding Time:  4.5 Hours 

Surface:  Paved

Attractions:  Jensen Ferry Monument, Musket Shot Springs Overlook, Colorado Welcome Center, Dinosaur National Monument, Plug Hat Butte, Escalante Overlook, Canyon Overlook, Iron Springs Bench Overlook, Echo Park Overlook, Harpers Corner, Utah Welcome Center, Natural History Museum, Dinosaur Quarry & Visitor Center, Swelter Shelter Petroglyphs, Turtle Rock, Mckee Springs Petroglyphs

Dinosaur National Monument South Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


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