Utah A Spotlight on the Prehistoric Past
If you love dinosaurs, no matter what part of Utah you are in, you will be close to a dig site or museum.
According to Visit Utah.com, Utah is home to fossil records of more dinosaur species than any other state and the most complete record of prehistoric life of any other geographic area on the planet.
Visit Utah.com also states that Utah also offers one of the world’s largest collections of mounted dinosaur skeletons interspersed among actual discovery sites.
I was living in Vernal, aka Dinosaurland, when the first Jurassic Park film came out and the number of tourists visiting the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry seemed to skyrocket.
One of the unique trips Utah has to offer around dinosaurs, the Dinosaur Diamond Highway, will have visitors stop in the Uintah Basin before heading south to Moab.
The seven-day adventure will have dinosaur lovers starting in Salt Lake City before stopping in the Uintah Basin for three days and then heading south to the San Rafael Swell and Moab to end the Jurassic journey.
If you haven’t had enough of dinosaurs by the time you’ve gotten to Moab, you can head west to St. George and Parowan to take in more dinosaur sights.
Dinosaur Tracks in Parowan: near the Parowan Gap
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm: 2180 East Riverside Drive