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... Larry: Kathy, Larry and Darlene drove to the DNM at about 3 in the afternoon. It was about a 30 mile drive to the visitor's center. We then took a shuttle bus to the Quarry Exhibition Hall which is the "piece de resistance" of the national monument. In 1909 Paleontologist Earl Douglass began excavating dinosaur fossils here. A large tilted wall of stone, about a football field long by 100 feet high ...
... to the take-out boat ramp, but were surprised on the way. There was a large scar on a vertical canyon wall where a huge slab of rock had broken away and slid down to the river. There were not many visible obstacles in the river, but once we were there we found quite a few large boulders in the way. Will this new rapid wash out to nothing exciting in big water? And what will be its name? We were certainly all glad not to have been there when ...
All this area was carved out by the glaciers and the seas that the glaciers left behind. At one point, we were driving on the top of a butte, looking down into the Flaming Gorge - it went on farther than the eye could see and was over 5 miles wide! (It is called that because of the bright red soil in some of the buttes). It is hard to explain such vastness to New Englanders because ...
... s face. There are two levels to the building so you
can see the bones across the entire hillside. On the opposite side
of the building there are plaster casts with complete sets of bones
and an entire dinosaur skeleton assembled. We drove further down the
access road into the park and the road wound slowly through rising
rock landforms. The road eventually turned to gravel and there were
pullouts with trails ...
... on the CO side was only accessible with a four-wheel drive vehicle. Bummer. He told us that there was camping on the Utah side of the park, and that was where the Dinosaur Quarry was located anyway. We thanked him for his help and headed across the state line and into Utah. Welcome to the Beehive State. We stopped in Jensen (another tiny town) for gas since we were low and wanted to be sure that we didn’t get stuck somewhere without it and a six ...