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.
..... Click the link for more information.
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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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Ecological and limnological studies of the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. National Park Service and Colorado State University, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
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We report a point-source outbreak of coccidioidomycosis among workers who participated in soil-disrupting activities at an archeological site in Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah during June and July 2001.
Spring Run Through Dinosaur National Monument: Rafting the Yampa's Whitewater Canyons, Utah.
Dinosaur National Monument is named for the treasure trove of well-preserved dinosaur skeletons found by a paleontologist commissioned by Andrew Carnegie.
"Her parents kind of raised her that way, not to go against authority and things like that, but they raised her to be a very strong person," said Dinosaur National Monument park ranger Barbara Tallman, who gives regular talks to visitors about Morris.
The finding was made by University of Michigan paleontologist Jeffrey Wilson and graduate student John Whitlock, along with coauthors from Brigham Young University and Dinosaur National Monument.
Most of the study area (river km 586-528) is within Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah.
[02266A] Raft & Sail Yampa River Rafting, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah.
The dam on the Green River was intended to create a recreational lake in northwest Colorado and generate hydroelectric power, but would have flooded picturesque Echo Park Valley and threatened Dinosaur National Monument, straddling the Utah-Colorado Border.
While prospecting for plant fossils at Dinosaur National Monument last year, a group of researchers discovered the tiny bones of an embryonic dinosaur from 150 million years ago.
In four days we'll take out 20 minutes from town, but the river bisects Dinosaur National Monument and there aren't any roads across the monument's steep canyons, so we have to circle a few hours around to the put-in.