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! Read more
It is the mission of the Town of Dinosaur to encourage and facilitate 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 programs, amenities and services which enhance public safety, general well-being and a high quality of life.
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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 total herd. If you are watching wildlife in the monument, please remember: Any kind of animals calls and spotlighting is prohibited. Do not approach the animals !!!