Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Colorado

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Colorado

Address:c/o Dinosaur Journey Museum
550 Jurassic Ct
Fruita, CO 81521

Phone:970-858-7282
Web: www.dinosaurdiamond.org Description:This route on the northern edge of the Colorado Plateau features some of the world's most significant dinosaur fossil quarries and museums. The Colorado section of the byway includes excavation sites such as Dinosaur Hill in Fruita, the Museum of Western Colorado, Dinosaur National Monument, and Colorado National Monument. Recreational opportunities along the route include biking, hiking, and camping.
Legth: 152 miles (Colorado section); 328 miles (Utah section). Start/Endpoint: The Colorado section of this two-state, 512-mile loop begins at Dinosaur, just over the Utah border, runs south on SR 64 to Rangely, south on SR 139 to Loma, then east to Fruita on US 6 and Grand Junction. The byway then loops back to the Utah section, west on I-70 to the Colorado-Utah border. Time to Allow: 3 hours (Colorado section); 10 hours (entire byway). Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2002).

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