Our son has had a lifelong dream of discovering and digging up ancient dinosaur bones. So, when we were planning our fall break Utah road trip I knew we had to make a stop at the Dinosaur National Monument.
Dinosaur National Monument is located on the border of Utah and Colorado—in a wild landscape of rugged mountains and rivers—and is home to some of the world’s largest deposit of dinosaur bones.
The highlight of our visit was inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall where there were over 1,500 dinosaur fossils exposed on a 150-million-year-old rock cliff wall.
The “Wall of Bones” was truly impressive and included all the Jurassic favorites: the long necked Apatosaurus, Barosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Diplodocus; the beaked herbivores such as Camptosaurus and Dryosaurus; the exceptionally-armored Stegosaurus; and the trio of apex flesh-rippers Allosaurus, Ceratosaurus, and Torvosaurus.
Whether you are passionate about dinosaurs or not, this is a marvelous site and sure to teach kids about history.
(Disclosure: Burbs2Abroad traveled to the above location as guests and was not compensated for this review. As always, our opinions are our own.) Time of Year Visited: October 2017