FUN-travel: Dinosaur, UT

May 20, 2018 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Dinosaur, UT 

  • The Quarry – known as “The Wall of Bones”…

…is 2+ stories high with approximately 1,500 fossilized dinosaur bones…

…embedded in a steep sloping rock formation… that has been chipped away…

…revealing the partially exposed… but fully intact fossil bones.

  • Rumor has it that after a severe drought…

…the rains came & floods carried animal carcasses downstream…

…to was once a sandbar on the edge of a large river…

…many became stuck & eventually turned to rock.

  • Meandering Monument Drive – offers several opportunities to see…                                                          …1,000 year old ancient petroglyphs (carvings in stone)…                                                                             …& pictographs (paintings on stone).

FUN:fact – These dinos are from the Jurassic Period & like 150 million years old! Plus you can touch some of the fossils.