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Dinosaur National Monument is filled with quiet beauty.
Located on the border between Colorado and Utah, Dinosaur National Monument is known for it’s large deposit of Dinosaur Bones. The Park also features a quiet beauty and an interesting collection of Native American petroglyphs. The Yampa and Green Rivers snake their way through the canyons of the park and attract white-water rafting enthusiasts– including several of my friends.
So there is a little bit of something for everyone in this little known National Monument. Hopefully, this blog will encourage some of my readers to visit. You won’t regret the decision.
Bright asters decorated the roadside on our way into camp.
This person with his/her large hands and dogs is one of my favorite petroglyphs.
Shadows stretch across the Green River while the evening sun gently bathes the cliffs above in light. Not a bad view from our camp!
This large dinosaur bone was sticking out the edge of a cliff.
I thought this Native American petroglyph was particularly appropriate for the park.
Rock monuments are given names in Dinosaur National Monument, as they are throughout the West. What would you name this? The local answer is below.
Peggy sits beside a series of petroglyphs we found high above the road.
An alien petroglyph?
A final scene from our campsite.
The monument was named Elephant Toes. NEXT BLOG: The incredible rocks of Bryce Canyon National Park.