Despite not having become a state until 100 years after America’s inception, Colorado is home to historic sites galore! But even before our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, Colorado was the stomping ground for some larger-than-life residents who left a definite mark around northwest Colorado.

Located near the Colorado/Utah border in the aptly named town of Dinosaur is that of Dinosaur National Monument, which spans countless miles, a whopping 800 paleontological sites, and spectacular views unlike anything you have experienced! If you have yet to see this unforgettable part of history for yourself, check out this incredible video from YouTube user Phyllis Hamilton:

For even more dinosaur sites in around the state, check out These 10 Incredible Sites In Colorado Transport You Back To The Days Of The Dinosaurs.

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