A century old, Dinosaur National Monument deserves additional protections

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A century old, Dinosaur National Monument deserves additional protections

Unique river, canyon country deserves additional protections
Rafters in Dinosaur National Monument listen for echoes in Echo Park below the mammoth Steamboat Rock named by John Wesley Powell in 1869.
Tiger Wall, named because of its stripes, requires a mandatory kiss from boatmen and river passengers before attempting the Class IV Warm Springs Rapid a few miles below.
This is the stunning view from the bench above Harding Hole at a place guides call the Wagon Wheel. It’s a long trail up Bull Canyon from the Yampa River.
This tent set on smooth white sand is dwarfed by the 500-foot overhang at Mather’s Hole named for Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service.
The famous entrance to Lodore Canyon displaces 500-million-year-old Uinta red quartzite cliffs.
Dinosaur National Monument has a variety of plants, animals, snakes and amphibians and all of them can be found along trails.
A favorite pastime on the Yampa is to pose like Egyptians in Inscription Cave, which has almost a century of names and dates left by river runners.
Dinosaur National Monument has seven ecosystems, including riparian corridors along ancient rivers and desert shrublands in cliffs and canyons.
Rafters in Dinosaur National Monument listen for echoes in Echo Park below the mammoth Steamboat Rock named by John Wesley Powell in 1869.
A female bighorn looks for her mates along Jones Creek. Dinosaur National Monument has successfully introduced bighorn sheep and stabilized and increased peregrine falcon numbers. The fate of endangered fish on the Yampa River remains to be seen.

A century old, Dinosaur National Monument deserves additional protections

Rafters in Dinosaur National Monument listen for echoes in Echo Park below the mammoth Steamboat Rock named by John Wesley Powell in 1869.
Tiger Wall, named because of its stripes, requires a mandatory kiss from boatmen and river passengers before attempting the Class IV Warm Springs Rapid a few miles below.
This is the stunning view from the bench above Harding Hole at a place guides call the Wagon Wheel. It’s a long trail up Bull Canyon from the Yampa River.
This tent set on smooth white sand is dwarfed by the 500-foot overhang at Mather’s Hole named for Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service.
The famous entrance to Lodore Canyon displaces 500-million-year-old Uinta red quartzite cliffs.
Dinosaur National Monument has a variety of plants, animals, snakes and amphibians and all of them can be found along trails.
A favorite pastime on the Yampa is to pose like Egyptians in Inscription Cave, which has almost a century of names and dates left by river runners.
Dinosaur National Monument has seven ecosystems, including riparian corridors along ancient rivers and desert shrublands in cliffs and canyons.
Rafters in Dinosaur National Monument listen for echoes in Echo Park below the mammoth Steamboat Rock named by John Wesley Powell in 1869.
A female bighorn looks for her mates along Jones Creek. Dinosaur National Monument has successfully introduced bighorn sheep and stabilized and increased peregrine falcon numbers. The fate of endangered fish on the Yampa River remains to be seen.
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