Sunday, May 29, 2011



Originally named Artesia, this quaint town became the gateway community to the archeologically and paleontologically rich Dinosaur National Monument, and renamed itself Dinosaur as a result.

IMG_1805 After our drive up and down Rte 139 we were ready to call it a day. We pulled into the Welcome Center in Dinosaur and asked to spend the night. Permission was granted and this was our address for the evening.


This is main street.IMG_1808 Kids were riding their bikes up and down the road and nobody was worried about them. Definitely small town America.




IMG_1811 Then this dinosaur greets you when you arrive in Vernal, UT.


  1. I volunteered at Dinosaur Nat'l Monument for the summer of 2008. I hope you have enough time to see the bones and visit Josie's cabin.

  2. Where's Barney?? Just kidding - he was my grandkids favorite purple dinosaur for many years. Looks like an interesting area andhope you have fun exploring.


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