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Dinosaur Diamond

Dinosaur Diamond

Length: 134 miles (486 miles total CO/UT) 
Driving time: 2 - 3 days

Some of the world's most significant dinosaur fossil quarries and museums are clustered along this route, in the midst of a forbidding but stunningly beautiful landscape. The earth, fractured and stained, coughs up a rare collection of treasures. Ancient stone rises to the surface after eons underground; skeletons buried 100 million years ago now bleach in the desert sun. The byway traverses high mountains and barren plateaus, with stops at two national parks, two national monuments, and two great rivers of the West(the Colorado and Green). This dramatic maze of rocks and bones defies the imagination.

Dinosaur Diamond was designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as a National Scenic Byway in 2002. It is one of eleven America's Byways® designated in Colorado.

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Dinosaur Journey Museum
550 Jurassic Court
Fruita CO 81521

Colorado Welcome Center at Fruita
340 Hwy. 340
Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 858-9335
[email protected]

Colorado Welcome Center at Dinosaur
101 E. Stegosaurus St.
Dinosaur, CO 81610
(seasonally closed Dec to Feb)

Contact Us
  • Lenore C. Bates
    Colorado Scenic Byways Coordinator
    2829 W. Howard Pl.
    Denver, CO 80204

  • Colorado Tourism Office
    Visit the website. 





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