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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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Desert Voices Trail

Desert Voices Trail.

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

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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?

Picture of lone hiker looking across canyon.

Most of Dinosaur National Monument's 210,000 acres is proposed wilderness. With proper planning, a backcountry trip at Dinosaur can be a wonderful experience of solitude and serenity.