ABOUT THE TOWN OF DINOSAUR
It is the mission of the Town of Dinosaur to encourage tourism, to foster economic development, to promote a sense of community and to provide to its citizens with not only the necessary basic services, but also to provide amenities and services which enhance public safety and a higher quality of life.
In the farthest Northwest corner of Colorado, sitting quietly beneath the looming Blue Mountain Range, amid golden fields, cattle ranches and sweeping vistas, you will find tiny Dinosaur, Colorado, home to only 339 residents. Here, one can close their eyes and easily imagine the prehistoric titans of long ago roaming the largely unchanged landscape, beneath a uniquely western sky. The peacefulness of our historic, old west town, will fill your soul with longing for the past, respect for the present and an appetite for adventure! Originally established Dec 9th, 1947 as the Town of Artesia, Dinosaur, changed its name in 1966 to capitalize on the ever-increasing popularity of the Dinosaur National Monument, conveniently located just two miles east of the Town of Dinosaur. It’s true, dinosaurs once roamed here, but make no bones about it…. there are NO Dinosaur bones located on the Colorado side of the Monument.
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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
ISLAND PARK ELK
Elk during the rutting (mating) season in the Island Park area of Dinosaur National Monument. This video was taken on October 19, 2013 at approximately 6:00 pm with a 400mm lens. It is just a small portion of the total herd. If you are watching wildlife in the monument, please remember: Any kind of animal calls and spotlighting are prohibited. Do NOT approach the animals !!!
ELK ON THE MOVE
OOPS, MY BAD
SERVICE ANIMALS ACCEPTED HERE
PINTADO (PAINTED) CANYON
SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST SIGNIFICANT DINOSAUR FOSSIL QUARRIES AND MUSEUMS ARE CLUSTERED ALONG THE DINOSAUR DIAMOND, IN THE MIDST OF A FORBIDDING BUT STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE....
DON'T MISS A 1000-YEAR-OLD KOKOPELLI PICTOGRAPH AT MM 55.5 ON HWY 139