Dinosaur National Monument

by John Wilson March. 24, 2018 950 views
On the border of Utah and Colorado is a place named, for obvious reasons, Dinosaur National Monument.

On the border of Utah and Colorado is a place named, for obvious reasons, Dinosaur National Monument.

To get there you pass through some pretty countryside, including the Ashley Valley.

To get there you pass through some pretty countryside, including the Ashley Valley.

The nearby town of Vernal trades hard on the dinosaur theme.

The nearby town of Vernal trades hard on the dinosaur theme.

It has an interesting if somewhat off beat museum.

It has an interesting if somewhat off beat museum.

When you get to the monument itself they transport you Jurassic Park-style. I'm sure it's not coincidental.

When you get to the monument itself they transport you Jurassic Park-style. I'm sure it's not coincidental.

The focal point is an extraordinary cliff face, now covered with a huge structure to protect it from the elements, showing a jumble of dinosaur bones of many species.

The focal point is an extraordinary cliff face, now covered with a huge structure to protect it from the elements, showing a jumble of dinosaur bones of many species.

Bones on bones on bones.The dinosaurs were clearly swept away at little notice in a massive mudslide.

Bones on bones on bones.The dinosaurs were clearly swept away at little notice in a massive mudslide.

Outside, you go for walks searching for dinosaur bones. You start to think you're seeing them everywhere. Look, a stegosaurus! Or maybe just some rocks.

Outside, you go for walks searching for dinosaur bones. You start to think you're seeing them everywhere. Look, a stegosaurus! Or maybe just some rocks.

And then sometimes you really do, with a little help from painted arrows.Strangely, I could see these more clearly in the photo than in real life, due to the intense sunlight at the time.

And then sometimes you really do, with a little help from painted arrows.Strangely, I could see these more clearly in the photo than in real life, due to the intense sunlight at the time.

Dinosaur National Monument - it's a little off the beaten track but really well worth the effort.

Dinosaur National Monument - it's a little off the beaten track but really well worth the effort.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 6 months ago

OmG, we are following up the findings for decades ... jealousy is spreading ...
Great pictures!

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