Colorado Trips August 11, 2018
by Annie There Is A Historic Dinosaur Byway In Colorado… And You Are Going To Want To Drive It
It is no secret that Colorado is home to a rich history dating back millions of years… but did you know that it dates back all the way to the days of dinosaurs? To get a glimpse of this larger-than-life time period, take a drive along this historic dinosaur byway that you are going to love:
Spanning a total of 480 miles is the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway; a dual-state byway that is a must-drive for any history buff!
Beginning in Grand Junction...
...and ending in Prince, Utah, the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway was officially opened in 1997 and is popular for not only its jaw-dropping surroundings, but world-class attractions.
While three-quarters of the highway are housed in Utah, the Colorado stops are truly unforgettable, and include the jaw-dropping Colorado National Monument...
Comprised of sandstone and granite canyons, Colorado National Monument is a colorful 20,533-acre oasis that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
...Canyon Pintado National Historic District...
Dating all the way back to 1 AD is that of the Canyon Pintado National Historic District, which is home to more than 200 Fremont and Ute tribe pictograph and petroglyph sites.
...the small town of Dinosaur...
Any guess as to what the town of Dinosaur is home to (aside from 312 friendly residents and unique dining opportunities)? Well...
...and, of course, Dinosaur National Monument.
...it's this! Located near the Colorado/Utah border is Dinosaur National Monument; a historic 211,000 acres that houses 800 paleontological sites, fossils, and petroglyphs from some of Colorado's earliest residents.
To learn even more about the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway, be sure to visit the Colorado Tourism Office's
For even more incredible roads, check out
These 12 Beautiful Byways In Colorado Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive.
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