Colorado Points of Interest

Early Dinosaurs


The Early Dinosaurs point of interest in Colorado is a must-visit for anyone interested in the prehistoric world. Located in Dinosaur National Monument, this area is home to some of the earliest known dinosaur species and offers visitors a unique opportunity to see fossils up close.

One of the main reasons to visit Early Dinosaurs is to witness the incredible history of the region. This area was once home to a vast and diverse ecosystem, with dinosaurs roaming the land and prehistoric rivers flowing through the canyons. Visitors can see evidence of this long-gone world in the fossilized bones and tracks left behind by these ancient creatures.

In addition to the fossils themselves, visitors to Early Dinosaurs can also explore the surrounding landscape. The area is characterized by rugged canyons and stunning vistas, with opportunities for hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing.

Overall, Early Dinosaurs is a fascinating and unique point of interest that offers visitors a glimpse into the distant past. Whether you are a dinosaur enthusiast or simply looking to explore the natural beauty of Colorado, this area is well worth a visit. Get driving directions.
EARLY DINOSAURS

Points of Interest
Location
Birds
Buried Stumps
Charlotte Hill
Consequences of Collecting
Early Dinosaurs
Earth Cools
Fascination With Fossils
FFB-Gateway to the Gold Belt Tour
Fierce Competition
Florissant Formation
Florissant Fossil Beds Visitor Center
Hornbek Homestead
Jawless fish
Kenosha Wildlife Viewing Observation Site
Land Plants
Land Vertebrates
Learning from Tree Rings
Life in the Forest
Life Zones
Mammoth
No Smoking, Sawmill and Hans Loop, VC and Parking Lot
Paleontology Today
Pioneers, Prospectors, and Paleontologists
Present Touches Past
Preserve and Protect
relatives near and far
Resource Protection Area
Revegetation Area/ Wall Mountain Tuff
The Big Four
The Big Stump
The Colorado Petrified Forest Lodge
The Role of Fire
Visitors Arrive
Walk Through Time
Wall Mountain Tuff

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Wildhorn 9 8,856 ft
Lone Rock 20 6,410 ft
Buffalo 41 7,321 ft
Ouzel 13 6,285 ft
Mueller State Park 90 9,313 ft
Platte River 10 6,333 ft
Riverside 18 8,052 ft
Osprey 13 6,217 ft
Molly Gulch 15 7,490 ft
Kelsey 17 8,035 ft
Happy Meadows 8 7,879 ft
Springer Gulch 15 8,324 ft
Goose Creek 10 7,701 ft
Blue Mountain 21 8,079 ft
Grape Creek - Temple Canyon Park Numerous 6,160 ft
Trail Creek Numerous 7,844 ft
Wigwam 10 6,606 ft
Green Mountain 6 7,615 ft

Nearby Streamflow Levels