Dinosaur Days

Dinosaur Days

July
Dinosaur Days is a new celebration of very old bones: the dinosaur fossils that rest in Dinosaur, Colo., near Grand Junction, in the Dinosaur National Monument. About 140 million years ago, when the area of Grand Junction was semi-tropical, dinosaurs roamed here. In 1900, the remains of a brachiosaurus, one of the biggest of the dinosaurs, was found four miles west of downtown. Hence, the Dinosaur Days, which started in 1986 and consist of festivities with a reptilian theme.
A foot race, called the Pterandon Ptrot, starts things off and is followed by a parade of dinosaurs and cave men (anachronisms are allowed) and a street dance (with a rock band, of course) named the Stegosaurus Stomp. There are also lectures and tours at the quarry.
CONTACTS:
Dinosaur National Monument
4545 E. Hwy. 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610
970-374-3000; fax: 970-374-3003
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