Welcome to Dinosaur
Just a few miles east of the Utah border, on the doorstep of Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur is easy to skip. In an effort to capitalize on its location by the monument, the town changed its name from Artesia in the mid-1960s and gave the streets dinosaur-themed monikers (Brachiosaurus Bypass, Triceratops Terrace…you get the picture). Junk car lots and forlorn homesteads dot the rolling hills of this windswept landscape.
Only a few things entice travelers to hit the brakes on the way through town. But in an America of roadside attractions, stopping a while to chat with the characters that inhabit the town may just make your day.