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Photo by Bill Haggerty

Archaeological evidence of the Fremont people dates to about 1,000 years ago. Their artwork depicts a hunting and gathering existence. Some believe this may have given these ancient native people the time needed to create such elaborate rock designs. The Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry in Dinosaur National Monument is about 2½ hours from Grand Junction.

Diggin’ dinos

A trip to Dinosaur National Monument is a step back in time

It looked like the cross-section of a gruesome mass grave, with gnarled bones and broken skeletons floating in a sea of gray-blue mud some 50 feet deep.
Actually, it was a mass grave — for dinosaurs. Bone fragments and skeletons of allosaurus, diplodocus and stegosaurus were dispersed randomly where they had expired millions of years ago, throughout a thick layer of dried mud within the Morrison Formation in what’s now known as the Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry.


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