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Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

8.03 reviews
Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Other
Ranked #1 in Jensen things to do
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2430 S 9500 E Jensen, UT 84035
(970) 374-3000
9am-5pm daily
www.nps.gov/dino
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Dinosaur National Monument is a sprawling national park located on the Colorado-Utah border where the Green and Yampa rivers meet. Although the vast majority of the park is within Colorado’s borders, ... Read more
the Dinosaur Quarry, which contains over 1500 fossilized dinosaur bones, is located inside the visitor’s center, five miles north of Jensen, Utah. Because of this, the Utah section of the park is significantly more popular. Nevertheless, the Colorado side remains a wonderful place for hiking, mountain biking, and camping.

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London, UK

I was obsessed with this place as a kid. One of the highest concentration of dinosaur bones anyway. Vernel Utah can be a bit touristy but the monument is awesome.

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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I was kind of underwhelmed by Dinosaur National Monument. Basically, the highlight of the park seems to be the Dinosaur Quarry, which is a huge wall of fossilized dinosaur bones inside the visitor's center. Maybe if it had been located outside, at the end of a long hike, I would have left feeling impressed by the number of bones or the size of the wall and the remoteness of it all. Instead, there it was, under a bunch of lights, bus loads of kids running around a huge hall filled with dinosaur-related exhibits that look like they were mounted in the 70s. The visitors center has since undergone a major renovation so, presumably, the overall experience is more enjoyable. Also, I didn't have the time to take a rafting trip, which sounded (and sounds!) spectacular.

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