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Dinosaur Museum

At The Dinosaur Museum, the complete history of the world of the dinosaurs is presented. Skeletons, fossilized skin, eggs, footprints, state-of-the-art graphics, and beautifully realistic sculptures present the dinosaurs from the Four Corners region and throughout the globe.

  754 South 200 West
(435) 678-3454
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Open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm April 15 to October 15 (including holidays). Extended summer hours (June through August) are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum

Features artifacts from the ancient Anasazi Indians who lived in the Four Corners region until 1300 A.D. Climb down a ladder into a kiva, walk the paths of an ancient Indian village and view the finest collection of Anasazi pottery in the Four Corners.

  400 North 300 West

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Delta, CO

Dry Mesa Quarry

Located on the Uncompahgre National Forest, Dry Mesa Dinosaur Quarry is one of the most famous dinosaur localities in the world. Seventeen different genera of dinosaurs have been discovered at this site since 1971, as well as a number of other fossils, including pterosaurs, birds, crocodiles, fishes and mammals.

  Delta County, Colorado
(970) 874-6638
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Delta County Historical Society Museum

The museum boasts a world class butterfly collection, dinosaur bones, a gift from the King of Siam and legendary Tom Horn's braided bridle. The museum is stocked with outlaws, local lore and much more.

(970) 874-8721


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Dinosaur, CO

Colorado Welcome Center

Gateway to Northwestern Colorado with information about things to do all over the state. The center offers nice, clean restrooms, free coffee, maps and friendly travel counselors ready to answer your questions.

  101 Stegosaurus
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Dinosaur National Monument

The quarry visitor center located north of Jensen, UT, preserves 1400 dinosaur bones, left in place as nature deposited them 145,000,000 years ago. The Colorado section of the park preserves the scenic canyons of the Green and Yampa rivers. Quarry Visitor Center Hours: summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) 8 AM - 7 PM, winter 8 AM - 4:30 PM.

  4545 Hwy. 40
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Fruita, CO

City of Fruita

The City of Fruita, CO is located two miles from the entrance of the Colorado National Monument; one mile from the Colorado State Park-Fruita; one mile from the Colorado River and trail heads for hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails. Dinosaur attractions include: Dinosaur Journey, home to a number of large scale robotic dinosaurs and hands-on activities; two miles from Dinosaur Hill; and 20 minutes away from Rabbit Valley and Riggs Hill, both well-known paleontology areas.

  City Hall, Fruita Civic Center, 325 East Aspen
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Museum of Western Colorado's Dinosaur Journey

Fun for the whole family, Dinosaur Journey blends robotics and science together for both entertainment and education. We invite you to wander among the skeletons of the Jurassic giants Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Camarasaurus, as well as the robotic dinosaurs, real dinosaur bones and tracks, and interactive displays such as the kids dig pit and the earthquake machine. There is also an active paleontology laboratory where you can watch scientists prepare dinosaur bones brought in from the museum field expeditions. During the summer months, you can sign up for one- and three-day dinosaur digs in western Colorado's Rabbit Valley.

  Hwy 340 and Jurassic Court
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Dinosaur Hill Interpretive Trail

This trail south of Fruita loops past several paleontological sites, including one excavated in 1901 by Elmer Riggs and a crew from the Field Museum in Chicago in which they had to mine a tunnel into the hill to remove the tail of the animal, an Apatosaurus.

  .5 miles south of downtown Fruita, Colorado on Hwy 340

Fruita Paleontological Area Trail

This loop trail contains a number of interpretive signs describing the landscape of the area 150 million years ago and the animals that lived there. The quarries in the area have produced one of the best faunas of Jurassic mammals and lizards in the world.

  Off Kings View Road, southwest of Fruita, CO

Mygatt-Moore Quarry, Rabbit Valley

This dinosaur quarry near the Utah border has been active for nearly 20 years and has yielded remains of the Jurassic dinosaurs Apatosaurus, Allosaurus, and Camarasaurus. Also found here in 1990 was the dinosaur Mymoorapelta, the first Jurassic age ankylosaur known from North America. The quarry is active during the summer months and one- and three-day digs are available to the public through the Museum of Western Colorado.

  I-70 Exit 2, west of Fruita
Fruita Tourism Council

The City of Fruita has become a renowned paleontological center - and that means more fun, more information and more opportunities for "dinosaurologists" of all ages!

(877) 6-FRUITA
Rimrock Adventures

Rimrock Adventures has been creating wonderful Colorado and Utah vacations since 1989.

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Mountain Biking Festivals

For the past 10 years, Fruita has been acclaimed for some of the best Singletrack in the world.

(970) 858-3894
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Riggs Hill Trail

In 1900 a Brachiosaurus, one of the world's largest dinosaurs, was found here. This 3/4 mile trail features 8 points of interest.

  Take Hwy 340 west from Grand Junction, CO to South Broadway, located at intersection of Meadows Way
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Grand Junction, CO

Trail Through Time

Trail Through Time is a 1 1/2 mile self-guiding trail which includes an active dinosaur quarry (in season) under excavation by Museum of Western Colorado. Dinosaur Hill is a self-guiding 1/2 mile loop trail on CO State Hwy 340, two miles north of Fruita. Dinosaur Hill commemorates the site where Elmer Riggs excavated the first Apatosaurus bones in 1901.

  Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area, Bureau of Land Management (located three miles east of the Utah/Colorado state line on I-70
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Colorado National Monument

Spectacular red rock canyons and geologic formations. Drive the 22-mile paved Rim Rock Drive road for breathtaking views and distant vistas. Year-round visitor center and campground.

  Between Fruita and Grand Junction, CO
970 858-3617
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Moab Museum of Film & Western Heritage

Production photos, movie posters, autographed scripts, props and other movie memorabilia from the many motion pictures shot in this area

  At the Red Cliffs Lodge, 14 miles east of Moab, Utah on scenic Hwy. 128
866-812-2002 or 435-259-2002
Cities of Moab and Green River

Moab and Green River are located in Southeastern Utah and boast of being "Utah's Adventure Capital" Gateway to Adventure, National Parks, State Parks, the Colorado and Green Rivers, Mill Canyon Prehistoric Trail, Copper Ridge, dinosaur tracks and an abundance of activities.

  40 North 100 East
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Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

The Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail is a bold experiment; there are no guards or fences here. You, the visitor, are the protector of this valuable resource. Remnants of an old copper mill can be seen on the south side of the canyon. The remains of the Halfway Stage Station are located east of the Dinosaur Trail.

  15 miles north of Moab on U.S. 191, then turn left just north of highway mile marker 141. Cross the railroad tracks and continue 2 miles on a bladed dirt road to the Dinosaur Trailhead. The road is impassable when wet.
(435) 259-2100
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Dan O'Laurie Museum

Fascinating exhibits on local paleontology, town history, the Uranium Boom, and natural history and geology.

  118 East Center Street (From Main Street, turn east on Center Street (by First Security Bank). The museum is in the second block on the right.)
(435) 259-7985
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Summer Hours: Monday - Saturday 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Winter Hours: Monday - Thursday 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Closed Sundays
Potash Road Petroglyphs/Scenic Byway 279

Several panels high above the road display Anasazi petroglyphs of abstract designs, bighorn sheep, deer and people. Travel through the red rock gorge of the Colorado River. Attractions include dinosaur tracks, Indian petroglyphs and arches.

  3 miles north of Moab off U.S. 191

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Sego Canyon

Well preserved rock art panels of pictographs and petroglyphs dating from early Fremont culture through modern-day Utes. Abandoned townsite of Sego, Utah is nearby.

  Take the Thompson exit off of Interstate 70. First rock art sites are approximately three miles north of town of Thompson.


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Newspaper Rock State Park

hundreds of petroglyphs spanning over 700 years of human habitation adorn the walls of Indian Creek Canyon.

  take Utah State Hwy. 191 approximately 40 miles south from Moab. Turn left on Hwy. 211 (turnoff for Needles District of Canyonlands National Park), and drive approximately 15 miles.

Frontier Museum

Located in San Juan County, Utah

  232 South Main


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College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum

The largest collection of dinosaur tracks in the world can be seen at the Prehistoric Museum. On display are eight complete dinosaur skeletons from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of Eastern Utah. Visit the home of the Utahraptor, the world's fiercest meat-eating dinosaur.

  155 East Main
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Summer hours: daily 8 am-6pm, Winter hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm.
Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

This is the densest concentration of Jurassic dinosaur bone ever found. This puzzling deposit is still being investigated by University of Utah paleontologists. A visitor center with a knowledgeable staff, a picnic area and quarry displays make this a "must experience" site on the Dinosaur Diamond.

  26 miles southeast of Cleveland, in central Utah near the San Rafael Swell and Castle Valley
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Museum of the San Rafael

Excellent exhibits of life past and present including dinosaur remains and mounted animal specimens. Also examples of early Native American life that flourished in the San Rafael Swell.

  64 North 100 East
435 381-5252
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Nine Mile Canyon

Discover prehistoric artwork, structures and artifacts spanning 8,000 year in this 70 mile canyon

  Begin at Wellington just southeast of Price
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Kenney Reservoir at Taylor Draw Dam

625 surface acre reservoir on White River ideal for boating, fishing, water sports, and wildlife viewing. Includes launch ramp, dock, and picnic facilities.

  5 miles east of Rangely on Colo. State Hwy. 64
970-675-5055 FAX 970-675-5531
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Canyon Pintado National Historic District

Canyon Pintado National Historic District is a 17-mile long valley along Hwy 139 comprised of some 16,000 acres containing over 200 known archaeological and rock art sites representing Late Archaic Fremont and Ute people. Canyon Pintado (Spanish for "Painted Canyon") received its name in 1776 when Fathers Dominguez and Escalante noted numerous examples of ancient Native American rock art as they traveled through the Douglas Creek Valley. So far, ten sites have been developed with interpretive signage and are handicapped accessible. Travelers can easily access the sites by using the self-guided tour maps available. .

  From Rangely, Colorado (junction of State Highways 64 and 139), travel south on Highway 139. The District begins about 3 miles south and continues for 15 miles.
(970) 878-3800
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Rangely Museum

Indoor and outdoor exhibits reflect Rangely’s pioneer past and mining history as well as the pre-European presence of Native American Utes and archaic Indian groups.

  P.O. Box 131, Rangely, CO. 81648 (on Colo. State Hwy 64 on the east end of town.)
970 675-2612
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Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 7 days a week, June through August; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April, May, September, and October. Special tours of museum may be made by appointment.

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Vernal, UT

Unitah County Western Heritage Museum

Rare Fremont and Ute artifacts, frontier history, and art gallery. Free admission.

  328 East 200 South
435-789-7399 FAX 435-789-9798

Fantasy Canyon

Fantasy Canyon is the official designation of an area composed of unique erosional features

  40 miles south of Vernal, in northeastern Utah
(435) 781-4400
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Western Heritage Museum

Memorabilia from Uintah County's "outlaw" past, as well as photographs and other Western artifacts from the early 1990's, are housed in this museum. Turn-of-the-century displays, including a blacksmith shop, drug store, barber shop, country store, and machinery shop. Current art exhibits. The museum also contains an art gallery, arena, and playground.

  302 East 200 South

Open Monday - Friday - 9 AM to 5 PM Open Saturday - 10 AM to 2 PM
Natural History State Park Museum

See 18 prehistoric animals in the Dinosaur Garden with a trip through modern and geologic time in the Utah Field House. The museum introduces you to the vast wealth of geology, paleontology, Indian prehistory and natural history of the Uinta Mountain-Uinta Basin area (a time frame of almost three billion years of earth history). Our hours are: 9 am to 5 pm during the winter, 8 am to 9 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  235 East Main
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Red Fleet Dinosaur Trackway

Move than 200 tracks of two different types of dinosaurs are exposed along the shoreline of Red Fleet Reservoir

  10 miles north of Vernal, Utah, just off U.S. Highway 191
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Flaming Gorge - Uinta National Scenic Byway

Crosses the Ashley National Forest between the communities of Vernal and Manila. A segment of this Byway also crosses the Flaming Gorge Dam and terminates at the Utah - Wyoming border. Byway travelers can view and experience the greatest variety of wildlife and wildlife habitat in the State of Utah. Information and interpretive facilities are found at the Northeastern Utah Visitor center in Vernal, Flaming Gorge Dam, the Forest Service office in Manila, and at 14 interpretive sites along the Byway.

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