Places of Interest Travel

Dinosaur National Monument, UT/CO

After leaving Colorado National Monument we found a wonderful boondocking spot just outside of Dinosaur, CO near the Dinosaur National Monument off of Harpers Corner Rd. on Utah 16 or Blue Mountain Rd.

The spot had a fantastic view and not a person in sight. We decided to stay for a few days and then visit the monument . The weather was going to turn cold and possible snow was in the forecast so we reluctantly left our spot. The Colorado side of the monument is a 31 mile drive with beautiful views and overlooks along the way and has so many photo opportunities it will make your head spin.

After a great morning we headed over to the Utah side for all the Dinosaur fossils and boy we were not disappointed. We first stopped at the Quarry Visitors Center for information about the quarry exhibit hall. We headed over to the hall to see the fossils and the original dig area from 1909.

There are literally 1,500 bones embedded in a wall of rock. There is a two story building protecting the find. If you are into fossils and dinosaurs this is the place for you. Hope the photos do it justice.

After the exhibit hall we headed back to the rig for a short drive to the petroglyphs near Box Canyon. It was nice to be able to get close to some of the petroglyphs which allows for great photos.

It was getting late and we still had to find a place to stay so we headed off for Vernal, UT for the night. Tomorrow we are headed to Moab, UT, yes again.

-M-

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