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2 Days of Dinosaurs

2 Days of Dinosaurs
2 days

Drive this arid and scenic stretch of Colorado for prehistoric dino fossils and Fremont Indian history. Start with Grand Junction's colorful canyons, then take a northwestern route to Dinosaur National Monument near the Colorado/Utah border.

Day 1
Activity

Colorado National Monument

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Sheer-walled canyons, monoliths, colorful formations, bighorn sheep, soaring eagles and a spectacular road reflect the environment and history of plateau-and-canyon country. Hike, camp, picnic,... Read More

Lunch

Camilla's Kaffe

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Our gourmet and organic cuisine can meet anyone's likes and needs. Camilla's Kaffe offers other special touches that make our business the best place to stop in Fruita for breakfast, brunch, lunch... Read More
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Dinosaur Journey Museum

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Dinosaur Journey Museum features the latest exhibits and realistic robotic dinosaurs in a real working paleontology lab. The Museum also offers Dino Digs where you can be a paleontologist for... Read More

Dinner

Hot Tomato Pizzeria

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Hot Tomato is Fruita's locally owned and operated pizzeria! We hand make all our dough, cut our toppings fresh and source locally produced meats. Come enjoy a great pizza and a cold beer.

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Copper Club Brewing Co.

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Love small batch beer served in a cozy pub atmosphere?  Come on in, have a seat and relax.  Locals often refer to us as "Fruita's living room". 

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Lodging

Balanced Rock Motel

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Newly remodeled, cable tv, close to park, shopping, dining. Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Aspen Street Coffee

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Specialty coffees, teas, pastries, paninis and breakfast burritos.

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Activity

On the Road Again

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Drive across Douglas Pass, through Canyon Pintado and Rangley, enjoying gorge-studded scenery along the way. Stop for petroglyphs and pictographs at Canyon Pintado before arriving in Dinosaur.
Lunch

BedRock Depot, LLC

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BedRock Depot is an "oasis in the wilderness" with an array of food, gifts and photography in a clean and friendly environment. We offer espresso drinks, hot and cold gourmet sandwiches, and... Read More
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Dinosaur National Monument

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At Dinosaur National Monument, explore craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died. Rock art, scenery, homesteads,... Read More

Dinner

Massadona Tavern & Steak House

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Restaurant in Massadona open for lunch and dinner, as well as cocktails. Read More
Lodging

Terrace Motel

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Terrace Motel serves visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in Dinosaur, CO. Read More