The numbers are in and 2016 saw an increase in visitation to Dinosaur National Monument. According to the Monument news release, December visitation showed a 13.8 percent increase compared to December 2015. On December 31st, recreational visit for 2016 tallied to a total of 304,314. That is a 4.3 percent increase over the 2015 total visitation. The first four months of 2016 were actually below the 2015 visitation for the same time frame but a consistent increase in visitation started in May and remained consistently higher than 2015 clear through December. The drop from January through April were “likely due to more typical winter conditions” than in 2015. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/dino.