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How large is Dinosaur National Monument?

Learn about Dinosaur National Monument and its impressive collection of fossils.

The Dinosaur National Monument stretches across multiple states and houses the largest concetration of dinosaur fossils. [©Jupiter Images, 2008]
©Jupiter Images, 2008
The Dinosaur National Monument stretches across multiple states and houses the largest concetration of dinosaur fossils.

Dinosaur National Monument consists of 211,272 acres (85,499 hectares) on the border of northeast Utah and Northwest Colorado. It contains the largest known concentration of fossilized bones. Most of the monument is a scenic wilderness area of canyons formed by the Green River and its tributary the Yampa. For a comparison of its size with other parks the ten largest national parks in the 48 contiguous states are listed below:

 

Park

Location

Acreage (Federal and Non-Federal)

Yellowstone National Park

Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

2,219,785

Death Valley National Monument

California, Nevada

2,067,628

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Arizona, Nevada

1,496,600

Everglades National Park

Florida

1,398,938

Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona

1,218,375

Glacier National Park

Montana

1,013,572

Olympic National Park

Washington

914,818

Yosemite National Park

California

761,170

Big Bend National Park

Texas

735,416

Isle Royale National Park

Michigan

571,790

Big Cypress National Preserve

Florida

570,000

Joshua Tree National Monument

California

559,954

 

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