Portion of Echo Park Closed Due to Mountain Lion Activity
The closed area includes the group campsite (other campsites remain open), river access area, the adjacent restroom, water spigot and the path following the Green River upstream to its confluence with the Yampa River. A fresh animal kill is in the area.
Video-The Art of Dinosaur Reconstruction
In the summer of 2009, scientific illustrator Liz Bradford created an original painting showing Dinosaur National Monument as it might have looked 150 million years ago. The painting depicts the Morrison Ecosystem - the landscape and environment in which the dinosaurs lived - and several of the Jurassic era dinosaurs themselves, including Diplodocus, Camptosaurus, Stegosaurus, Camarasaurus, Dryosaurus, and Allosaurus.
The painting, created by Liz as part of her internship at Dinosaur National Monument, will be displayed in the monument's new visitor center.
Did You Know?
Mormon crickets are wingless grasshoppers that swarm across roads through the summer in the western United States. These flightless insects can form such large swarms that the road appears to move and change colors where they cross.