Staff at Dinosaur National Monument continue plowing operations on the Harpers Corner Road with a new opening date anticipated for Friday, April 22.
DINOSAUR | Superintendent Mary Risser announced that Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road, which begins two miles east of Dinosaur, Colorado, on US 40 and runs 31 miles north into the monument, was closed to the public on Jan. 1, 2010.
Thursday’s lightning storm caused 37 fires in the Northwest Colorado Fire Management unit last Friday and Saturday, the largest became the Mellen fire across the road from Dinosaur National Monument headquarters.
DINOSAUR — Superintendent Mary Risser announced that Dinosaur National Monument’s Harpers Corner Road, which begins two miles east of Dinosaur on US 40 and runs 31 miles north into the monument, will close to the public on Jan. 1.
Dinosaur National Monument protects a large deposit of fossil bones of creatures that lived nearly 150 million years ago. The fossils help us learn more about these fascinating animals.
DINOSAUR — Dinosaur National Monument staff hoped to open the Harpers Corner Road by mid-April but unusually deep snow has delayed the opening.
DINOSAUR — “April 26 has been designated Junior Ranger Day at Dinosaur National Monument,” said Superintendent Mary Risser. “The highlight of Junior Ranger Day is the unveiling of the newly created Junior Paleontologist activity booklet along with a new Junior Paleontologist badge at 1 p.m.”
DINOSAUR — Bald eagles, sandhill cranes and Canada geese have returned to Dinosaur National Monument, marking the beginning of the spring bird migration. These and many other birds travel hundreds or thousands of miles between their winter and summer homes, stopping here to rest and feed.