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Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur

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Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much for you to explore
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  • Driving from Vernal, Utah, you can easily stop at the visitor center, do the scenic drive, and hike the Harpers Corner and Plug Hat Trails in one day. The Harpers Corner Trail is top-notch, so make.....  more
    Driving from Vernal, Utah, you can easily stop at the visitor center, do the scenic drive, and hike the Harpers Corner and Plug Hat Trails in one day. The Harpers Corner Trail is top-notch, so make.....  more »
  • We were on a road trip and thought - what the heck, let's go. The gift shop didn't thrill me. I thought is this it? So went on to the fossil hall. Wow! Super cool. We both thoroughly enjoyed... 
    We were on a road trip and thought - what the heck, let's go. The gift shop didn't thrill me. I thought is this it? So went on to the fossil hall. Wow! Super cool. We both thoroughly enjoyed...  more »
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  • I stayed there several years ago on a solo road trip. It was awesome. It's a small town, but my little motel was so cozy, and there was a cool rock shop in town when I was there. I think they also sell rocks at the museum and at the visitor's center.. The fossils and museum were very interesting! You can drive around to different sites. If I went again, I'd probably go on a hiking trail or river rafting. God's blessings to the unnamed stranger who paid for my meal at the diner. ***Update*** My husband and I visited in 2017. The museum has changed a bit but was still good. We hiked to Harper's Corner and the views were amazing!! There are a couple of spots on that trail that are not ideal for those less sure-footed, or afraid of heights. Use caution. There are places to camp near the river. We didn't, but the surroundings were beautiful.
  • We went over to the Canyon overlook first, which was a great view on the Colorado side, then went to the Dinosaur Quarry on the Utah side of the park. They had a cool exhibit on the dinosaurs they had found in the quarry and shipped elsewhere, plus a lot of the stuff they left there, including some complete skeletons downstairs. I thought it would be more than one building plus a gift shop, like more hands on stuff outdoors for the kids, like maybe a dig site. We got some cool souvenirs though.

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