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Harpers Corner Road - Dinosaur National Monument :: Dinosaur, CO

This 31-mile-long scenic drive climbs from the headquarters of Dinosaur National Monument over a high, rolling plateau to a lofty lookout atop Harpers Corner above the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers. Dinosaur National Monument spreads acros

Dinosaur National Monument :: Dinosaur, CO

A trip to Dinosaur National Monument is almost like visiting two parks in one. There’s an obvious physical separation caused by the lack of roads from one part of the monument to another. And the two sections also offer completely different experienc

Harpers Corner Road: Dinosaur National Monument :: Dinosaur, CO

This 31-mile-long drive climbs from the headquarters of Dinosaur National Monument over a high, rolling plateau to a lofty lookout atop Harpers Corner above the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers.

Dinosaur National Monument Area Campgrounds :: Vernal, UT

Dinosaurs once roamed Utah. Today visitors roam as well, seeing evidence of that time and more, for this region is enhanced by more than just bones and fossils. Dinosaurland is a land of high mountains, bountiful lakes, trophy-class fishing, great mo

Dinosaur National Monument Trails :: Dinosaur, CO

One of Colorado's largest wild areas is also one of its least known. Dinosaur National Monument first gained fame for its fossils, but the canyons of the Green and Yampa rivers encompass wilderness of remarkable character. Cutting through brilliant s

Dinosaur National Monument: Echo Park Campground :: Dinosaur, CO

The drive down Sand Canyon into Echo Park will amaze you. The scenery at Echo Park will stun you. Rough going on the roads is both a blessing and a curse. The thick dust keeps out a lot of campers, and this is one place where you will never, ever see

Dinosaur National Monument Area Campgrounds :: Craig, CO

The landscape of the far northwestern corner of the state is not what comes to mind when most people think about Colorado. The terrain consists of dry rolling hills crumbled by the ages and broken by the sharp-edged canyons of the Yampa and Green riv

Pot Creek Trail :: Dinosaur National Monument, CO

Pot Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Moffat County, Colorado. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 5,226 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 170 feet. The Pot Cr

Plug Hat Butte Trail :: Dinosaur National Monument, CO

Plug Hat Butte Trail is a hiking trail in Moffat County, Colorado. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 7,018 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 237 feet. Near

County Road 161 :: Dinosaur National Monument, CO

County Road 161 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Moffat County, Colorado. It is within Dinosaur National Monument and Bull Canyon Wilderness Study Area. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 6,261 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8

Miners Draw Road :: Dinosaur National Monument, CO

Miners Draw Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Colorado and Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 12.0 miles long and begins at 7,619 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 24.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,55

Sound of Silence :: Dinosaur National Monument, UT

Sound of Silence is a hiking trail in Uintah County, Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 4,876 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 916 feet.

Echo Park Road :: Dinosaur National Monument, UT

Echo Park Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Colorado and Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 7.5 miles long and begins at 5,578 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,855 f

Ruple Point Trail :: Dinosaur National Monument, UT

Ruple Point Trail is a hiking trail in Uintah County, Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 7,547 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 574 feet. The Island P

Harper's Corner Trail :: Dinosaur National Monument, CO

Harper's Corner Trail is a hiking trail in Moffat County, Colorado. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 7,579 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 528 feet. Near

Fossil Discovery Trail :: Dinosaur National Monument, UT

Fossil Discovery Trail is a hiking trail in Uintah County, Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 4,798 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 350 feet. The Din

Desert Voices Trail :: Dinosaur National Monument, UT

Desert Voices Trail is a hiking trail in Uintah County, Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 4,808 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 988 feet. The Split

Box Canyon Trail :: Dinosaur National Monument, UT

Box Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Uintah County, Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 5,375 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 83 feet. The Josie Morr

Hog Canyon Trail :: Dinosaur National Monument, UT

Hog Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Uintah County, Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 5,363 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 359 feet. The Josie Morris

Blue Mountain Road :: Dinosaur National Monument, UT

Blue Mountain Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Uintah County, Utah. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 6.2 miles long and begins at 5,063 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3

Dinosaur Country Cruise :: Vernal, UT

The Dinosaur Country Cruise is a 48.1-mile out-and-back ride over gently rolling hills and false flats. The ride journeys from Vernal, into the Dinosaur National Monument as far as the pavement stretches, and returns. Dinosaur National Monument was t

Rainbow and Island Park Trail :: Vernal, UT

Once you cross into Dinosaur National Monument, the trail becomes a sandy and red, but easy, graded dirt road. Special Attractions: McKee Spring petroglyphs; Green River overlooks; Ruple Ranch; Dinosaur National Monument. High-clearance vehicles are

Harpers Corner :: Craig, CO

Despite the fact that Dinosaur National Monument is best known for its paleontological resources, there is only one place in the entire 210,844-acre monument where you can see dinosaur bones: at the Dinosaur Quarry in the far west end of the monument

Jones Hole Creek :: Vernal, UT

A moderate day hike or overnighter in Dinosaur National Monument. The Jones Hole Trail follows the clear, spring-fed waters of its namesake creek in a deep, scenic canyon. Special attractions include trout fishing and prehistoric Indian rock art. Y

Flaming Gorge - Uintas Scenic Byway: Vernal to Manila and Dutch John :: Vernal, UT

A 150-mile drive along the eastern edge of the Uinta Mountains and along the southern rim of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, providing outstanding views of the river gorge and the High Uintas and a variety of roadside geology lessons. Like so many of the pl

Rim Rock Drive: Colorado National Monument :: Grand Junction, CO

A 22-mile drive that explores the lofty sandstone rim and canyons of Colorado National Monument on the northern edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Thick sandstone layers drape across the Uncompahgre Plateau, a long humpbacked highland that stretches ac

Jones Hole Trail :: Vernal, UT

Jones Hole is the name given to a 2,000-foot-deep gorge that runs along the border between Utah and Colorado in Dinosaur National Monument. Jones Hole Creek, in the bottom of the gorge, is fed from a number of small springs at the head of the canyon

Harpers Corner Trail :: Dinosaur, CO

Dinosaur National Monument is spread over 210,000 acres along the Colorado/Utah border. The Colorado side is known for spectacular canyon country while the famous Dinosaur Quarry and Visitor Center resides in Utah. The Harpers Corner Road begins in C

Black Mountain (West Summit) Trail :: Craig, CO

This hike climbs to the west summit of Black Mountain, a volcanic plateau in the Elkhead Mountains. The trail first winds through an aspen forest with vegetation so thick at times that you might feel the need for a machete. The trail proceeds into

Jones Hole Creek :: Vernal, UT

Jones Hole is in Dinosaur National Monument, a fascinating place in itself. The Jones Hole Trail winds alongside Jones Hole Creek through a 2000-foot-deep river canyon, eventually depositing you at the confluence with the Green River. The creek ori

Black Mountain (West Summit) Trail :: Northwest, CO

This hike climbs to the west summit of Black Mountain, a volcanic plateau in the Elkhead Mountains. The trail first winds through an aspen forest with vegetation so thick at times that you might feel the need for a machete. The trail then proceeds

Green River and Split Mountain Campgrounds :: Vernal, UT

These two campgrounds, separated by a 1.8-mile walk, feature some of the best riparian habitat in Dinosaur National Monument, at least for those without a boat and several days to float the Green or Yampa rivers. Both campgrounds have groves of tall

The Yampa River :: Dinosaur, CO

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 canyons remain, and the river vegetation is in its n

The Green River :: Dinosaur, CO

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 facilitate the acquisition of your campsite of choice.

Yampa Bench Road :: Dinosaur, CO

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 may well depend on the time of year and whether a r

Tour of the Tilted Rocks :: Dinosaur, CO

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 interpretive signs and short walks along the way, so you’re

Yampa River :: Steamboat Springs, CO

The Yampa (bear in Native American language) originates high above the northwest Colorado town of Yampa, into which the Bear River flows. Wonderfully varied fly fishing opportunities abound along the 150 river miles of water as it flows west to Dinos

Echo Park and Yampa Bench Trail :: Vernal, UT

The first section of the trail follows a graded county road that soon turns east and travels through dense pinyon and juniper about a mile south of the 2,000-foot cliffs that rise up to the Yampa Plateau. The trail then briefly crosses into Colorado,

Red Cloud Loop :: Vernal, UT

Nowadays, everyone knows Vernal is the heart of Dinosaurland. But beyond “Dino,” which adorns nearly every cafe, motel, and gift shop, Vernal is a hub from which radiates a variety of summertime activities. In addition to Dinosaur National Monument a