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Our Mission

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

We are open Monday - Friday

9-12 and 1-5 excluding holidays.

   
New Year's Day - December 31 Labor Day - September 5
President's Day - February 21 Veteran's Day - November 11
Memorial Day - May 30 Thanksgiving - November 24 & 25
Independence Day - July 4 Christmas - December 23 & 26

UTILITY PAYMENTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF IN THE DROP-BOX

 
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Dinosaur National Monument Entrance Sign

DNM

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks.

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Plug Hat Picnic Area

Plug Hat

Perched atop an outcropping of Entrada sandstone, the Plug Hat Butte Picnic Area offers a perfect getaway from the busier side of the park.

Harpers Corner Picnic Table with a view
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Harpers Corner

Take the time to relax and picnic at one of numerous overlooks.

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Canyon Overlook

CANYON Overlook

Harper's Corner Road in Dinosaur National Monument goes through landscapes with never ending views.

 


Map of Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway - Colorado Leg

DINOSAUR DIAMOND SCENIC BYWAY

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 !

Kokopelli Pictograph in Pintado Canyon

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Images compliments of www.ColoradoDirectory.com and https://www.gjhikes.com

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