Dinosaur National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Dinosaur National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Dinosaur National Monument

Address:4545 E Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610

Phone:970-374-3000
Fax:970-374-3003
Web: www.nps.gov/dino/
Size: 210,278 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on October 4, 1915.
Location:In northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah. Visitor center is 2 miles east of Dinosaur, CO, off US 40.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing, auto touring.
Special Features:Spectacular canyons were cut in this area by the Green and Yampa rivers through upfolded mountains. The quarry here is the single most important Jurassic dinosaur paleontological site anywhere. The monument also has a nearly complete stratigraphic geological record.

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Studies of the biota in Dinosaur National Monument Utah and Colorado.
Swelter Shelter is on the main automobile tour through Dinosaur National Monument and is accessed by a short trail.
In the Upper Colorado River Basin, bonytails remained relatively widespread and common in the lower Yampa River and the Green River downstream of the Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument from 1963 to 1967, when Vanicek and Kramer (1969) collected 67 individuals >200 mm in total length.
But despite more than a century of intense study, researchers have found only one other embryonic dinosaur in the Morrison, says Dan Chure, the park paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument, which is in Utah and Colorado.
The Dinosaur National Monument area boasts two of the West's most beautiful rivers, the Green River and the Yampa River.
Glen Canyon was originally sacrificed as part of a deal to ensure that a dam wouldn't be constructed at Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument.
para]]VERNAL, Utah, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Before heading to the movie theater this summer to see the anticipated blockbuster "Jurassic World," families can experience the real thing by vacationing at Utah's Dinosaurland and its acclaimed Dinosaur National Monument.
The Field House has seen an increase in visitors, which has been attributed to the recent re-opening of the visitor center at nearby Dinosaur National Monument.
Last fall, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) expanded an earlier proposal to award new oil and gas leases adjacent to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument, based on hastily drafted resource-management plans that largely overlooked impacts on Park Service lands.
Come to Dinosaur for bones, stay for scenery Dinosaur National Monument is drama--paleontological and geological drama of the highest order.
John Muir National Historic Site, Cape Cod National Seashore, and Dinosaur National Monument are some of the parks hosting special Earth Day-themed events.
The BLM is also planning to award new oil and gas leases on sites adjacent to Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Dinosaur National Monument.