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2 Days
2 Days of Dinosaurs

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

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Colorado National Monument

Sheer-walled canyons, monoliths, colorful formations, bighorn sheep, soaring eagles and a spectacular road reflect the environment and history of plateau-and-canyon…

lunch

Camilla's Kaffe

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…

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Dinosaur Journey Museum

Dinosaur Journey Museum offers the latest exhibits about prehistoric giants and features a working paleontology lab. The Museum also offers Dino Digs…

dinner

The Hot Tomato

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…

activity

Copper Club Brewing Co.

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". 

lodging

Balanced Rock Motel

Newly remodeled, cable tv, close to park, shopping, dining.

Day 2

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breakfast

Aspen Street Coffee

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

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On the Road Again

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

lunch

BedRock Depot, LLC

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,…

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Dinosaur National Monument

At Dinosaur National Monument, explore craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed…

dinner

Massadona Tavern & Steak House

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

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lodging

Terrace Motel

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