Dinosaur National Monument sprawls largely across an arid landscape, but there are definitely some wet, and colorful, aspects when you time it right. These blossoming monkey flowers were captured on Jones Creek by Patrick Cone in early June 2015.
Dinosaur National Monument
Warm Springs is the most-anticipated rapid on the Yampa River as it flows through Dinosaur National Monument, and for good reason.
For five glorious mid-June days, a group of 25 national park travelers, and six Holiday River Expeditions crew, floated down the Yampa River as it coursed through the stunning landscape of Dinosaur National Monument.
There still remains, in this heavily developed country, a place where a river runs free, unfettered by a dam and surrounded by wilderness. Look towards northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah. That’s Dinosaur National Monument, with the Green and Yampa rivers.
To help spread the word and celebrate its centennial, the staff at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado has created a logo to mark the occasion.
National Park Service, Unable To Complete Concessions Contracts On Time, Moves To Extend Dozens Across Park System
Hammering out concessions contracts across the National Park System is not an easy, or quick, job. Failure to reach new contracts before existing ones expired at the end of 2014 prompted the National Park Service to propose extended dozens of contracts for up to a year to keep visitor services operating without interruption.
A window into the last Ice Age in the present-day desert outside of Las Vegas brings a missing link into the National Park System along with a small, but enticing, possibility that fossilized human remains are buried next to those of ancient bison, camels, and even lions.
Whether you exchange gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, the Feast of St. Nicholas, Saint Lucia’s Day, or some other year-end holiday, we have some ideas for the national park lover on your list.
Fees to enter Dinosaur National Monument are proposed to double under a structure dictated by the National Park Service headquarters in Washington.
Fossils large and small will be the stars of the National Park System next week when National Fossil Day is celebrated on Wednesday.