• Split Mountain lights up with the sunrise. Jacob W Frank photo


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Some of the animals found at Dinosaur National Monument (left to right): white-tailed prairie dog, elk, great-horned owls, bighorn sheep.

Dinosaur National Monument is a land of rivers and desert, of mountains and canyons. Coyotes and mountain lions wander the monument's rugged landscape, past dinosaur graveyards, thriving prairie dog towns, and the cool green of a cottonwood-shaded streambank. Peregrine falcons make their homes in towering canyon cliffs and greater sage grouse nest under the silver-leafed sagebrush. Below the rugged canyon walls, Dinosaur's rivers provide some of the last known spawning and nursery habitat for several endangered fish.

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