Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Utah

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Utah

Address:c/o Dinosaurland Travel Board
55 East Main
Vernal, UT 84078

Phone:800-477-5558
Web: www.dinoland.com 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 Utah section of the byway passes near Arches and Canyonlands national parks, the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail and Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trackway, Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Utah Field House of Natural History, Flaming Gorge, and Dinosaur National Monument. The Green and Colorado rivers run through the area of southeastern Utah and western Colorado, providing excellent opportunities for water-based recreation including rafting and fishing. There are also excellent opportunities along this route for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
Legth: 328 miles (Utah section); 152 miles (Colorado section). Start/Endpoint: The Utah section of this two-state, 512-mile loop begins at the Colorado border on I-70 and runs in a clockwise direction west through Moab, Green River and Price, then turns northeast through Duchesne, Roosevelt and Vernal, before crossing back into Colorado again on US 40. Time to Allow: 6.5 hours (Utah section); 10 hours (entire byway). Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2002).

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