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Dinosaur National Monument

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The view from the Harpers Corner overlook on the Moffat County side of Dinosaur National Monument. Photo by Joe Moylan

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The new Dinosaur National Monument Quarry Visitor Center near Jensen, Utah opened in September 2011, six years after monument officials closed the quarry because of structural issues at the Quarry Exhibit Hall. More than 64,000 people have visited the monument since it reopened eight months ago. Photo by Joe Moylan

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The “wall of bones” at the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry Exhibit Hall in Utah. The wall features the remains of hundreds of animals representing 10 different sauropod species. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A skull of an Allosaurus, a meat-eating predator of the sauropod species discovered at Dinosaur National Monument, is on display in the Quarry Exhibit Hall in Jensen, Utah. The quarry reopened in October 2011, six years after monument officials closed it because of structural issues. More than 64,000 people have visited the monument since it reopened last year. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Dan Johnson, chief of interpretation and visitor services at Dinosaur National Monument. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Dinosaur National Monument’s crown jewel — the skull remains of a Camarasaurus — a long-necked, plant-eating sauropod. Camarasaurus is one of 10 sauropod species featured at the monument’s Quarry Exhibit Hall near Jensen, Utah. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Split Mountain, one of the many geologic formations featured in the Tour of Tilted Rocks at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. Photo by Joe Moylan

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The shades of gray, red, purple and brown layers are key indicators of the Morrison Formation, a group of rock layers common in Colorado. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Josie Bassett is a famous homesteader who chose to settle in Utah in what would later become Dinosaur National Monument. Bassett built this cabin in 1935 about 10 miles east of the new Quarry Visitor Center. She resided there alone until her death in 1964. She was 89. Photo by Joe Moylan

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