We were up and out early this morning for our 90 mile drive to the tiny town of Dinosaur, Colorado. Our first stop was the visitor center for information about the Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur National Monument covers more than 211,000 acres of spectacular canyon country. It is going to take several trips for us to see it all. We watched a great video and I even purchased a stuffed moose for a souvenir. :-) He is so cute and will fit perfectly on my steering wheel table in the RV. Even the sidewalk to the visitor center had dinosaur tracks in it. What a cool town, the population is only about 400 people.
Dinosaur National Monument spans Colorado and Utah. On the Utah side, there are opportunities to see fossils on exhibit and by the trail. There is an auto tour, petroglyphs and great views of the Green River. On the Colorado side you see beautiful canyon and river views. We will be exploring this area first along with several scenic drives including the Echo Park one. We will return later for much more.
We loved the unusual town of Dinosaur, they have dinosaur décor all over the town. We stopped at the "Bedrock Depot" for sandwiches and shakes, it was located on Brontosaurus Boulevard. They had great sandwiches and shakes and the owners were very nice people to meet. It was a fun place to visit and we highly recommend it to all our readers. Check back later for more from the Dinosaur National Monument tour.