Description - Dinosaurland gets its title from the many Jurassic Period remains that have been found east of the Uinta Mountains. Two parks in this area highlight the paleontologic finds that have occurred during the last century. In addition this area contains the eastern Uinta Mountains and the Flaming Gorge Dam.
- Visitors to Dinosaurland will have no shortage of interesting landscapes or activities to pursue. The Ashley National Forest and High Uintas Wilderness Area provide high summits and forests for those attracted to the mountains. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area crosses the Utah-Wyoming border, with most of its facilities in Utah. This colorful canyon provides a myriad of recreation opportunities both water and land oriented. Further south is Dinosaur National Monument. At this federal facility visitors will find an information center, campground and hiking trails. The Green River leads through this region en route to the Colorado River.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities abound in every season in Dinosaurland. Visitors can enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing, four-wheel driving and off-road vehicle use during the warmer months. Many facilities in this region are open for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing and snowshoeing during the winter.
Climate - Mountains and high plateaus exist in this region of Utah. Elevations range from 4,800 feet to 13,500 feet. The climate varies with the elevation and seasons. Expect hot summer days at lower elevations, with temperatures reaching 95 degrees F. Summer in the higher elevations is mild with high temperatures reaching 85 degrees F. Winter can be very cold, especially at higher elevations. Visitors to the mountains can expect temperatures between 35 to 50 degrees F during the day and near 30 degrees F at night. Winter temperatures at lower elevations are milder than in the mountains. The lack of moisture in the air makes low temperatures much more bearable. Utah is an arid state with much of its precipitation reaching the ground in the form of winter snow and summer thunderstorms.
Dinosaurland lies in the northeastern corner of Utah, where the borders of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming meet. U.S. Highway 191 leads north/south through the region connecting Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to Ashley National Forest and Dinosaur National Monument.