Dinosaur National Monument Colorado

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Dinosaur National Monument is an American 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 …
Dinosaur National Monument is an American 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...

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Mar 4, 2024
I made this trip alone as part of a trip to see friends and to ski in CO and Utah. It’s half way. The mountains are beautiful and I bet the camping is great but the preservation of the bones are amaz… Full review by brett0nb
Aug 8, 2023
After visiting the Utah side of the park (see separate review), you really should see the Colorado side of the park as it is completely different. After leaving the Canyon visitor center on the Colo… Full review by CVTravelers
Jun 23, 2023
This section of Dinosaur National Monument is all about sweeping vistas and canyon views. There are no dinosaur bones here. Instead, over the course of a 45-minute drive, you will have the opportunit… Full review by VanEsq12

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Will be coming from rmnp for two days. A week trip in and out of Denver. Planning to drive from granby taking the …
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Will be coming from rmnp for two days. A week trip in and out of Denver. Planning to drive from granby taking the steamboat springs way there, staying one night and heading back towards Denver, the vail way. Should we plan on going to vernal/Utah side? What sights do we need to see-two small boys who love dinosaurs! Where is the best lodging for one night?
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This is a great question. The Colorado side takes you up on top of the monument with views of Echo park which is a great swimming area, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking. If you …
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This is a great question. The Colorado side takes you up on top of the monument with views of Echo park which is a great swimming area, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking. If you want to see the dinosaur quarry you will need to go to Utah. The national gate entrance is in an area called Jensen Utah just outside of Vernal. The quarry is amazing, and well worth a visit. There’s also an easy, kid friendly hike that has fossils as well. Accommodations in Jensen are an RV park but Vernal which is only a 10-15 minute drive from the park has many hotel options. We also have. Lot of public land for free camping. There are several outstanding petroglyphs sites on both sides.
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Answer by Norma K · Feb 24, 2021
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We will coming from Rocky Mountain National Park and have that afternoon and then the whole next day. Our original …
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We will coming from Rocky Mountain National Park and have that afternoon and then the whole next day. Our original plan was to do the north side of the canyon that first afternoon and then all the south the next Full day. Going over our timing looks like it won't work out that way. I'm wondering how much is on the North side of the canyon that would make the drive worth it? Or should we just use the afternoon and next day to see the south side? We'll be heading to Grand Teton and Yellowstone after.
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You might consider coming west from Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park through Kremmling / Steamboat Springs / Craig. Even though it's 2 lane highway, the speed limit is mostly 65mph, and I …
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You might consider coming west from Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park through Kremmling / Steamboat Springs / Craig. Even though it's 2 lane highway, the speed limit is mostly 65mph, and I think the scenery is nicer than the 1-80. There's no dinosaur fossils on the Colorado side of the monument, mainly rafting load in sites. But it is worth visiting the Jensen Visitor Center/ Quarry Site (Fossils in hill)/ Auto Tour to Josie's Cabin. Then drive through Flaming Gorge north. Rock Springs is a busy freeway junction town with hotels and restaurants, but is hot windy and not glamorous. But the drive north across the open range to Pinedale is interesting with Pony Express markers, and the Mountain Man Museum in Pinedale is well worth 30 mins. The drive from Pinedale up to Jackson is one of the best ever. At The Tetons, the short boat ride and hiking at Jenny Lake is great, and a relaxed meal and gift shopping at the Jackson Lake Lodge is one of the nicest stops with fantastic views.
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Hi we are driving from the tetons to moab in August and this looks a fun place to stop with the kids. could we see some …
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Hi we are driving from the tetons to moab in August and this looks a fun place to stop with the kids. could we see some of the main exhibits in a couple of hours?
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My wife and I visited for a couple of hours on our way from Rocky Mountain NP to Yellowstone. We planned our trip in the UK, and I planned the detour to take in Dinosaur, a real …
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My wife and I visited for a couple of hours on our way from Rocky Mountain NP to Yellowstone. We planned our trip in the UK, and I planned the detour to take in Dinosaur, a real highlight for me, as we live on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, England, where we have great fossils but fewer Dinosaurs! You guys have such fantastic National Parks and Monuments, and we have had the privilege of visiting a large number now. Encourage your kids to take an interest in them all, that will ensure they are kept open for future generations...
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the website says "The Fossil Discovery Trail is currently closed". With this closed, will it be just like any other museum or is …
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the website says "The Fossil Discovery Trail is currently closed". With this closed, will it be just like any other museum or is it still worth to drive all the way from Denver with 9 and 6 yr olds?
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Still worth the drive. Main building is where all the fossils are. There are plenty of other places to get out of the car and hike/walk.
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Has anyone camp at the Green River Campground during summer? What is the weather like?
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We were there in Late April and it was quite cool. I know it can hot in the summer, but the campground is on the river and has lots of trees so it may not be too bad. It is absolutely gorgeous.
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