Dinosaur National Monument

Bill Mitchem took this photo of Steamboat Rock in Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument in 2006. He wrote of the area: "There is far more to see and do than most people realize -- this is truly a 'hidden gem.' Though known primarily for the fossil quarry in the Utah portion of the monument, other treasures are rock art, river rafting, hiking, magnificent canyons, abundant wildlife and much more. Perhaps best of all is the 'center of the universe,' Echo Park and striking Steamboat Rock, at the confluence of the Yampa and Green rivers. John Wesley Powell thought this was a special place when he camped here in 1869 and I believe you and your viewers will, too. ... Steamboat Rock is a rock fin 750 to 1000 feet high, 1 mile long and nearly surrounded by the Green River."
Dinosaur National Monument Bill Mitchem took this photo of Steamboat Rock in Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument in 2006. He wrote of the area: "There is far more to see and do than most people realize -- this is truly a 'hidden gem.' Though known primarily for the fossil quarry in the Utah portion of the monument, other treasures are rock art, river rafting, hiking, magnificent canyons, abundant wildlife and much more. Perhaps best of all is the 'center of the universe,' Echo Park and striking Steamboat Rock, at the confluence of the Yampa and Green rivers. John Wesley Powell thought this was a special place when he camped here in 1869 and I believe you and your viewers will, too. ... Steamboat Rock is a rock fin 750 to 1000 feet high, 1 mile long and nearly surrounded by the Green River."
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Ranger Tiffany Stampfel leads a hike in Dinosaur National Monument in 2011. (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Bill Mitchem took this photo of Steamboat Rock in Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument in 2006. He wrote of the area: "There is far more to see and do than most people realize -- this is truly a 'hidden gem.' Though known primarily for the fossil quarry in the Utah portion of the monument, other treasures are rock art, river rafting, hiking, magnificent canyons, abundant wildlife and much more. Perhaps best of all is the 'center of the universe,' Echo Park and striking Steamboat Rock, at the confluence of the Yampa and Green rivers. John Wesley Powell thought this was a special place when he camped here in 1869 and I believe you and your viewers will, too. ... Steamboat Rock is a rock fin 750 to 1000 feet high, 1 mile long and nearly surrounded by the Green River."
Dinosaur National Monument Bill Mitchem took this photo of Steamboat Rock in Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument in 2006. He wrote of the area: "There is far more to see and do than most people realize -- this is truly a 'hidden gem.' Though known primarily for the fossil quarry in the Utah portion of the monument, other treasures are rock art, river rafting, hiking, magnificent canyons, abundant wildlife and much more. Perhaps best of all is the 'center of the universe,' Echo Park and striking Steamboat Rock, at the confluence of the Yampa and Green rivers. John Wesley Powell thought this was a special place when he camped here in 1869 and I believe you and your viewers will, too. ... Steamboat Rock is a rock fin 750 to 1000 feet high, 1 mile long and nearly surrounded by the Green River."
Dinosaur National Monument (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in an image from the Colorado Getaways archives (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument in 2011 (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument (credit: CBS)
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur National Monument (credit: CBS)

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One Comment

  1. Lesly Snyder says:

    I simply love Colorado. I moved here from Luxembourg, EU and there has not been a day that I regret my decision. I went camping for the first time last year and can not wait to go again this Memorial Weekend.

    My niece is visiting in July and I can’t wait to show her downtown, Garden of the Gods, our lakes in Colorado and; of course, fine dining is all around us in Denver.

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