• 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-tailed 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?

Picture of lizard resting on a rock.

Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.