• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

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Animals

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

Did You Know?

Peregrine chicks on cliff.

A population of peregrine falcons has been established at Dinosaur National Monument. The park's rugged canyons make ideal habitat for the once endangered raptor. Fossils show that dinosaurs evolved into birds--and so still live in modified form at Dinosaur.