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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Desert Voices Trail

Desert Voices Trail.

A view of three different rock layers from the Desert Voices Trail.

NPS Photo

Length: 1½-mile loop.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Trailhead location: About 3½ miles east of the Quarry Visitor Center, at the Split Mountain Boat Ramp.
Brochure: None.
Description: The trail offers excellent views of Split Mountain and several adjacent rock layers. Geology is the outstanding feature on this trail.
Special considerations: Many of the signs on the trail were written and drawn by children for children. There is no shade. This trail ties to the Sound of Silence Trail via a 1/4-mile connector trail.

Did You Know?

Photo of paleontologist Earl Douglass.

Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.