Dinosaur National Monument is located on the southeast flank of the Uintah Mountains on the border between Colorado and Utah. Although most of the monument area is in Moffat County, Colorado, the Dinosaur Quarry is located in Utah just to the north of the town of Jensen, Utah.
The nearest communities are Vernal, Utah and Dinosaur, Colorado. This park has fossils of dinosaurs including Allosaurus, Abydosaurus and various long-neck, long-tail sauropods.
The “Dinosaur Wall” located within the Dinosaur Quarry building in the park consists of a steeply tilted rock layer which contains hundreds of dinosaur fossils. The enclosing rock has been chipped away to reveal the fossil bones intact for public viewing.
Exhibits, including an 80-foot long mural, reveal the story of these animals and many others that lived in the Morrison environment during the late Jurassic.
Quarry Visitor Center
To access the Quarry Exhibit Hall, first stop at the Quarry Visitor Center located approximately ¼ mile from the exhibit hall. Depending on the time of year, access may be by shuttle bus or by your personal vehicle.
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