Increase in Visitation to Dinosaur National Monument

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


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.