The Dinosaur Diamond is a 512-mile-long National Scenic Byway winding through Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. You can let that dinosaur nerd in you shine because this area has produced more dinosaur fossils and footprints than anywhere else on earth. It also bisects some of the most important cultural and archeological landmarks on the Colorado Plateau. Prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs cover rock cliffs across this northern edge of the Plateau.
From Grand Junction, Colorado, to Green River, Utah, to Vernal, Utah to Dinosaur, Colorado, this driving tour can be completed any time of year, but you’d better check road conditions before taking off. Douglas Pass can be nasty during a winter snowstorm. Check out this short slide show of what you may see….