Dinosaurs Galore, and So Much More: A Day at Dinosaur National Monument

DSC08965

There’s nothing like that feeling you get when you touch a dinosaur bone that’s millions of years old.

DSC08969

Allosaurus…glad this carnivore was not after us.

DSC08967

Touch screens let you zoom in and learn more about the fossils found in this massive deposit.

DSC08968 DSC08960 DSC08962 DSC08963

DSC08972

High Five’s finger was pointing for quite a while, trying to keep up with all the dinosaur bones.

 

DSC08944

Camping along the Green River inside the park.

 

DSC08952 DSC08956 DSC08955

DSC08954

Cactus in bloom along the river.

 

DSC08940

The strange sight of a ground squirrel attacking a gopher snake, who may have gotten a little too close to this mother’s nest.

Final Note: The fossils are located at Quarry Hall, just above the Visitor’s Center at the entrance coming from Jensen, Utah. There is a separate entrance to the Monument from Dinosaur, Colorado, but contrary to its name there are no fossils accessible from that entrance.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Dinosaurs Galore, and So Much More: A Day at Dinosaur National Monument

    • Dinosaur National Monument is definitely the place to do it 🙂 The sheer size of the wall (an excavated stream bank) is impressive enough as it is, but the fact that you can actually touch some of the fossils was an unexpected surprise!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s