Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors Guide Book

by Bert and Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)
Dinosaur National Monument A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors  by Bert and Jane Gildart

144pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762736496

Dinosaur National Monument on the Utah-Colorado border offers an awesome collection of dinosaur fossils, strikingly beautiful canyons, mysterious prehistoric rock art, and geological formations that span millions of years. Use A FalconGuide® to Dinosaur National Monument to explore the park's 330 square miles and discover the best scenic vistas and wilderness experiences in this remarkable and ancient landscape. Look inside to find: comprehensive information about Douglass Dinosaur Quarry; facts about the area's history, flora and fauna, and weather detailed maps, trail descriptions, driving tours, and nature hikes; options for running the Green River and the Yampa River; and lists of monument contacts, commercial raft companies, and shuttle services.

© 2005 Bert and Jane Gildart/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors" Guide Book
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... Preview: If you’re exploring the Cold Desert Trail on a July day, you may disagree with the designation of this 0.25-mile-long path. “Cold Desert,” however, is apt. The trail is located at an elevation of abou ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.25
... Preview: Desert Voices Nature Trail provides a 2-mile hike through the desert environment and offers excellent views of famous Split Mountain. If you are hiking the trail late on a well-lit summer day, watch h ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Jensen, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: From its description this road sounds a bit ominous. Generally, however, it’s not that rough, and it is spectacular scenically and historically. It is also one of the few roads in the monument from wh ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: This short, easy hike takes you above the Green River, which is flowing somewhat placidly here out of the Browns Park area. You can walk to the beginning of the Canyon of Lodore, where river runners a ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Maybell, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Because this hike is mostly downhill, it is an easy hike. We say mostly downhill, but there are places involving a bit of rock scrambling if the ranger leading the hike that day wishes to point out so ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This driving tour is intended to introduce visitors to the canyon country of the monument, along the Green and Yampa Rivers. No dinosaur fossils are available for viewing in this area, and camping is ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 64
... Preview: For those who enjoy up-close and personal dramas, ones that have allowed geologists and botanists to unlock mysteries of the past, Harpers Corner may satisfy that urge. But because most won’t have the ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Hog Canyon Trail provides one of the park’s most delightful short hikes, passing through several habitat types, including a canyon of high cliffs that offers a delightful reprieve from summer heat. Th ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Jensen, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: Getting to the trailhead involves some driving, but don’t despair—the scenery en route to Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery is spectacular. The road winds up Diamond Mountain, which offers beautiful v ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Vernal, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Rainbow-colored rocks (derived from iron, manganese, and other elements) abound, as well as mesas and buttes. The angles of the bedrock here are interesting; they don’t change overly much due to lack ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.25
... Preview: Sound of Silence is not intended to be a marked hiking trail. It is referred to as a route and is intended to challenge you to find your way around this loop (clockwise). It is designed as a lesson ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Green River threads its way for 44 miles through the monument. It can be floated by joining a private concession or independently by obtaining a permit. Four-day permits are most typical and facil ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 44
... Preview: The Yampa River flows for 46 miles through Dinosaur National Monument. You can join a private raft company or float on your own with a permit. Here most of the fish and wildlife that depend on wild ca ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 46
... Preview: The Tour of the Tilted Rocks is an excellent introduction to the many facets of Dinosaur National Monument. Many visitors tour the quarry first and then drive this short auto tour. There are interpret ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: Like its neighboring road, Echo Park, Yampa Bench Road is worth the effort, and your time is well spent on this trip into the heart of Dinosaur National Monument. We decided that the road conditions m ... From the guidebook "Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors"
Dinosaur, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 61
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