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.
About The Town of Dinosaur
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. Continue Reading
Why Dinosaur ?
We are open Monday - Friday
9-12 and 1-5 excluding holidays.
|New Year's Day - January 2||Labor Day - September 4|
|President's Day - February 20||Veteran's Day - November 10|
|Memorial Day - May 29||Thanksgiving - November 23 & 24|
|Independence Day - July 4||Christmas - December 22 & 26|
UTILITY PAYMENTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF IN THE DROP-BOX
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
PULL OVER AT THE KOKOPELLI SIGN TO VIEW !