Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

News in Dinosaur

New Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall open at Dinosaur National Monument

October 3, 2011, 1:51 pm
The Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument are both open to the public as of October 4, 2011. The Quarry Visitor Center features exhibits, a theater where visitors can view a movie about the park, and a bookstore. Exhibits in the visitor center introduce visitors to ...

READ MORE
New Dinosaur Species Discovered at Dinosaur National Monument

February 24, 2010, 6:47 am
Scientists, such as Dan Chure, refer to sauropods, the massive, long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs, as "headless wonders." Not only are their noggins puny in relation to their colossal bodies, but very rarely do paleontologists ever recover complete sauropod skulls, said Chure, of Dinosaur National Monument. But a new species unearthed ...

READ MORE
Denying Park Dams Put Power in Rapids

August 18, 2008, 2:01 pm
If former Colorado congressman Wayne Aspinall and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation had gotten their way, the Yampa River's Warm Springs Rapids never would have been born. In the early 1950s, Aspinall was among those supporting the bureau's powerful push for a pair of hydro-electric dams on the Green River ...

READ MORE
Dinosaur Fossils In Utah Inspire 'Jr. Paleontologists'

July 2, 2008, 7:57 am
Millions of years ago, northeastern Utah was a hot spot for dinosaurs. Today, people travel to the Dinosaur National Monument located on the borders of Colorado and Utah to see the leftover dinosaur bones. Visitors can see as many as 1,500 Jurassic-era fossils exposed on the cliff face of ...

READ MORE
Fewer funds, more visitors hurt national parks?

April 28, 2008, 12:13 pm
It's no wonder that Dinosaur National Monument, on the Utah-Colorado border, now has the worst visitor satisfaction ratings in the entire National Park Service — disappointing news disclosed during the current National Parks Week.For two years, its world-famous visitor center — enclosing a cliff where 1,500 dinosaur bones in ...

READ MORE