It’s not all mountains and alpine lakes in Colorado – there are canyonlands to explore, too. Take a step back in time by visiting Dinosaur National Monument, home to drastic canyon views, fossils, and intricate petroglyphs from the Fremont Culture.

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I hope this area doesn't get overrun and abused. But now that attention has been brought to it.......


My husband and I visited this area with some friends about 7 years ago. It is beautiful and the petroglyphs are amazing. The learning center was great. We did an Earth geocache while visiting. It was very informative. Not enough time to check it all out

Steve B/Colorado

NW Colorado is Colorado's undiscovered country. Check out the Museum of NW Colorado in Craig and visit the BLM field office in Craig.. Also visit Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, along the Green River upstream from the Gate of Lodore in the Monument. Do take your bug spray. Mosquitos are prevalent near water and cedar gnats ("no-see-ums") come out in late May for a couple months. The gnats do bite. There are informal hiking trails and old roads on BLM land. If you go through any gates, do shut them behind you as ranchers graze stock, by permit, on some of the BLM land.

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