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Dinosaur National Monument

152 E. 100 N, Vernal, Utah 84078 USA

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“some say it's... dino-mite.”

Dinosaur National Monument is a United States National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains on the border between Colorado and Utah at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. Although most of the monument area is in Moffat County, Colorado, the Dinosaur Quarry is located in Utah just to the north of the town of Jensen, Utah. The nearest communities are Jensen, Utah, and Dinosaur, Colorado. The park contains over 800 paleontological sites and has fossils of dinosaurs including Allosaurus, Deinonychus, Abydosaurus (a nearly complete skull, lower jaws and first four neck vertebrae of the specimen DINO 16488 found here at the base of the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation is the holotype for the description) and various long-neck, long-tail sauropods. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

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Reviewed by
JAC2848

  • 39 Reviews
  • 16 Helpful
September 19, 2015
Rated 5.0

This was amazing, so interesting! I expected to see fossils already put together like we see in museums, but these fossils were still in the ground. So glad we stopped.

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Mark Tyler

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  • 30 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 20, 2018
Rated 5.0

Quarry exhibit building, Harpers Corner hike, off road trail down to Echo Park - all fantastic. But the off road trail to the unpaved 14N roads was longer than expected and probably best avoided unless you have some time on your hands and a full tank of gas.

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Reviewed by
norsemyth

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 31, 2017
Rated 5.0

Breath taking. We needed more time to explore and plan on going back to explore more

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Reviewed by
DianaFagala

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 18, 2015
Rated 5.0

Truly a great place. Well organized and wow! Touching history! Can't be missed!

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Reviewed by
JAckles14

  • 11 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
February 03, 2015
Rated 5.0

The new exhibit hall is spectacular! The entire area is stunning and the primitive camping areas are usually empty but they are the best we have ever been to. Can you tell this is one of my family's favorite areas?

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