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Steamboat Rock 1871

Steamboat Rock 1871

This is the earliest known image of Steamboat Rock. Powell referred to it as Echo Rock in his journal.

Prospector William RIchmond

Prospector William RIchmond

William RIchmond ran the Colorado River with Galloway on his first full run from Green River, WY through the Grand Canyon in 1897

Nathaniel Galloway

Nathaniel Galloway

This photo was most likely taken 1898 or 1899 when Galloway worked for Hoskaninni Mining Company. Julius Stone described him as a hunter and trapper who originated the current style of rowing on the Colorado River.

Galloway visiting Lee's Ferry in 1899

Galloway visiting Lee's Ferry in 1899

Galloway visiting Lee's Ferry in 1899

Julius Stone's Boat

Julius Stone's Boat

This boat was rowed by Juilus Stone on the Galloway Stone Expedition in 1909. It was manufactured in Detroit under Galloway's specific instruction.

Steamboat Rock

Steamboat Rock

A 1909 expedition boat floats down river with Steamboat Rock in the background

The outside of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall and the shuttle stop.

The outside of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall and the shuttle stop.

The Carnegie Exhibit Hall is named after Andrew Carnegie who in 1909 financed the early excavation of the Late Jurassic dinosaur fossils found here. It houses the wall of bones, which displays the fossilized ... More

Made in Detroit

Made in Detroit

Galloway supervised the construction of all the boats on the 1909 expedition

Nathaniel Galloway and Julius Stone

Nathaniel Galloway and Julius Stone

Nathaniel Galloway standing and Julius Stone sitting as they looked on their 1909 expedition

Galloway sitting on a boat

Galloway sitting on a boat

Galloway sitting on one of the boats during the 1909 expedition

Moonbeams over Split Mountain

Moonbeams over Split Mountain

The view is of the Split Mountain landscape below white and gray clouds separated by moonbeams, all lit by the moon which is hidden behind Split Mountain.

Moon shadow of Steamboat Rock in Echo Park at night.

Moon shadow of Steamboat Rock in Echo Park at night.

A nigh time view of Echo Park. Because of the time exposure, it looks like daylight. However, the stars do show in the cloudy sky. The moon casts a shadow of Steamboat Rock on one of the cliff faces, with ta... More

Helicopter on sandbar along Green River

Helicopter on sandbar along Green River

Dinosaur National Monument, 2007

Arches National Park, Lupinus pusillus

Arches National Park, Lupinus pusillus

Common name: dwarf lupine or rusty lupine. Family: Fabaceae (pea family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol ... More

The Milky Way above a rocky hill

The Milky Way above a rocky hill

The Milky Way rises above a rocky hill, with some Juniper and Pinyon Pine trees on its flanks.

Sauropod Dinosaur - geologic resources division

Sauropod Dinosaur - geologic resources division

"Apatosaurus louisae" is large plant eating sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Jurassic Fossils of "Apatosaurus" have been discovered at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah.

Night Sky over the Green River at the Gates of Lodore
View of Rainbow and Island Park

View of Rainbow and Island Park

This view, which was taken from Split Mountain, looks down into both Rainbow and Island Park.

The Green River flows along a wall of twisted and layered rock.

The Green River flows along a wall of twisted and layered rock.

The Green River is about to enter a low canyon. The canyon wall on the right shows multiple rock layers that twisted during a geologic uprising.

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HFCA 1607_People Volume 1_092.jpg

Visitors standing outside of the Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument with a tram parked outside.

Quarry Visitor Center at night.

Quarry Visitor Center at night.

The Quarry Visitor Center, at the foot of the hills containing the Dinosaur quarry, shows under a starry night sky. The Stegosaurus statue is on the left. The down pointing outdoor lighting does what it is su... More

Some of the larger fossils in perspective.

Some of the larger fossils in perspective.

A person stands in front of some of the larger fossilized bones giving a size perspective

A winter fog settles over Harpers Corner.

A winter fog settles over Harpers Corner.

A winter fog fills the low areas near Harpers corner.

Standing rock at sunset

Standing rock at sunset

Sandstone slabs stand almost vertically, near the Quarry Exhibit Hall, with a cloudy desert sunset in the background.

Juniper trees against the stars

Juniper trees against the stars

This time exposure shows a sky full of stars, and green Juniper trees, with gray trunks in the foreground. Because of the night light, some of the tree trunks appear to be glowing.

Chew Ranch in the snow.

Chew Ranch in the snow.

A snow covered landscape shows at the base of a cliff near the Chew Ranch along the Echo Park Road.

Arches National Park, Ipomopsis aggregata

Arches National Park, Ipomopsis aggregata

Common name: scarlet gilia. Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands Nat... More

A large gooseneck on the Green River near Split Mountain.

A large gooseneck on the Green River near Split Mountain.

The sun highlights a huge gooseneck on the Green River in the Inglesby area, near Split Mountain.

The Carnegie Exhibit Hall at night.

The Carnegie Exhibit Hall at night.

The lights from within the Quarry Exhibit Hall highlight the building in this night picture.

Paleontological Inventory and Analysis

Paleontological Inventory and Analysis

GIP Intern Kellyn McKnight, Dinosaur National Monument, 2019. Paleontology assistants for Dinosaur National Monument, Julia Anderson, Tut Tran, and Kellyn McKnight hold a delicate fossil while wearing protectiv... More

The Milky Way over the Harpers Corner trailhead

The Milky Way over the Harpers Corner trailhead

A bright Milky Way goes from the upper right to the lower left. Below is a silhouette of the hills and cliffs near the Harpers Corner trailhead. There is also a slight moon glow in the lower left.

Stegosaur Dinosaur - geologic resources division

Stegosaur Dinosaur - geologic resources division

"Stegosaurus ungulatus" is a plant eating dinosaur that lived during the Jurassic The drawing shows an adult and juvenile "Stegosaurus". This is based on fossils from the Morrison Formation at Dinosaur National... More

The inside of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall taken from the west upper portion of the wall of bones.

The inside of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall taken from the west upper port...

The inside of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall as seen from the top of the westernmost section of the wall of dinosaur bones. It shows the upper and lower levels of the dinosaur quarry, along with some of the exhibit... More

A twilight lecture on the upper level of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall.

A twilight lecture on the upper level of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall.

During a twilight tour, a park ranger talks with a group of park visitors on the upper level, of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall.

Gates of Lodore

Gates of Lodore

The Green River passes into Dinosaur National Monument through the Gates of Lodore, as named by one of John Wesley Powell’s oarsmen. From there it flows on through Lodore Canyon towards its meeting with the Yampa River.

Along the Sounds of Silence Trail

Along the Sounds of Silence Trail

A hiker stands atop a sandstone ridge along the Sounds of Silence trail. Split Mountain is in the Background.

Arches National Park, Ipomopsis aggregata

Arches National Park, Ipomopsis aggregata

Common name: scarlet gilia. Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands Nat... More

Horn Coral - geologic resources division

Horn Coral - geologic resources division

"Barytichisma zaphrentiforme" is a horn coral that lived during the Pennsylvanian. Fossils of Barytichisma have been found at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah.

Arches National Park, Oenothera pallida

Arches National Park, Oenothera pallida

Common name: pale evening primrose. Family: Onagraceae (evening primrose family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park,... More

Dinosaur Before Treatment

Dinosaur Before Treatment

DInfrom 1964 World’s Fair and was given to the park in 1967. There were at least seven layers of overpaint on the stegosaurus.

Natural amphitheater along the Jones Hole Trail.

Natural amphitheater along the Jones Hole Trail.

Red cliffs, covered with desert varnish form a natural amphitheater along the Jones Hole Trail.

Starlight above Inglesby Rapids.

Starlight above Inglesby Rapids.

Starlight sheds enough light to show the colors of the landscape near Inglesby Rapids on the Green River.

Some of the larger fossils on the Wall of Bones.

Some of the larger fossils on the Wall of Bones.

A person stands in front of some of the larger fossils giving perspective to their size.

Dinosaur After Treatment

Dinosaur After Treatment

The park wanted the overpaint removed and the dinosaur returned to its original colors. Based on color photographs and paint analysis the conservators were able to determine the original colors.

Quarry Exhibit Hall and Visitor Center at night.

Quarry Exhibit Hall and Visitor Center at night.

The Quarry Exhibit Hall and Quarry Visitor Center both show among the silhouetted hills. The lights of Vernal Utah seen in the distance, wash out the stars and brighten the sky.

Arches National Park, Cleome lutea

Arches National Park, Cleome lutea

Common name: yellow beeplant. Family: Cleomaceae (Cleome family), formerly Capparaceae (caper family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Canyo... More

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HFCA 1607_NPS Equipment_140.jpg

NPS employees riding in an inflatable raft during a Green River inspection trip in Dinosaur National Monument.

Ranger and telescope at our night sky program.

Ranger and telescope at our night sky program.

A park ranger adjusts the monument's telescope at one of our night sky programs, with a star filled sky behind her.

Stars and the Milky Way shine above the Carnegie Exhibit Hall.

Stars and the Milky Way shine above the Carnegie Exhibit Hall.

A night full of stars as seen above the Carnegie Exhibit Hall, which is lit from within.

Snow view from Plug Hat Butte

Snow view from Plug Hat Butte

A twisted Pinyon Pine in the snow looks down upon the canyons below from the Plug Hat Butte picnic area along the Harper's Corner road.

Arches National Park, Oenothera pallida

Arches National Park, Oenothera pallida

Common name: pale evening primrose. Family: Onagraceae (evening primrose family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park,... More

Echo Park Night This is a test

Echo Park Night This is a test

The shadow of Steamboat Rock appears on a moonlit cliff at Echo Park. This is a test

The Quarry Exhibit Hall under the night sky

The Quarry Exhibit Hall under the night sky

The Quarry Exhibit hall is the building holding the national monument’s wall of Dinosaur bones. It is shown here lit from within. Night stars shine above it with a faint Milky Way.

Arches National Park, Sphaeralcea parvifolia

Arches National Park, Sphaeralcea parvifolia

Common name: small-leaf globemallow. Family: Malvaceae (mallow family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlan... More

An overview picture of the Morrison Mural.

An overview picture of the Morrison Mural.

The Morrison Mural shows what we know about the Morrison environment, based on years of research by paleontologists and geologists. In the upper left portion of the photo is a cast of an Allosaurus fragilis, w... More

Inglesby area stars washed out by artificial light.

Inglesby area stars washed out by artificial light.

The stars in the night sky over the Inglesby area of the park are dimmed due to the artificial lights of Jensen and Vernal Utah.

Arches National Park, Chaenactis stevioides

Arches National Park, Chaenactis stevioides

Common name: broad-flower pincushion, Esteve's dusty-maiden. Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Canyonla... More

Arches National Park, Eriogonum ovalifolium

Arches National Park, Eriogonum ovalifolium

Common name: cushion buckwheat. Family: Polygonaceae (buckwheat family). Confirmed as present in the following Northern Colorado Plateau Network parks: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol R... More

Allosaurus fragilis skull on display

Allosaurus fragilis skull on display

This skull of an Allosaurus fragilis was found intact in the Wall of Bones, and removed by the University of Utah in 1924. It is only minimally distorted.

Our Allosaurus Fragilis skull.

Our Allosaurus Fragilis skull.

This is a skull of an Allosaurus Fragilis, one of the prevalent meat eaters found in the Morrison Formation during the Late Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago. The Allosaurus was our second largest p... More

Wade and Curtis cabin in 1941

Wade and Curtis cabin in 1941

This image was taken on a survey of recreational assets of Dinosaur in 1941

Pat Lynch's Grave

Pat Lynch's Grave

This picture of Pat’s grave was taken in 1945. He spent the last three years of his life at Lily Park east of the monument. He died on February 24, 1917 and is buried at the White Bear Ranch. Note that Pat serv... More

Pat Lynch's Cave

Pat Lynch's Cave

Stanley Chew in Pat Lynch's cave on Pool Creek, this picture was taken around 1950. Pat had at least one other cave in Castle Park near the mouth of Hells Canyon.

Wade and Curtis Cabin in 1951

Wade and Curtis Cabin in 1951

This photo was take on October 21, 1951 by George A. Grant. The person standing in the door is Earl Cormack and the person on the step is David Canfield. Grant was the first Chief of Photography for the NPS or... More

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HFCA 1607_Parks_DINO_Neg_11,752

1953 Sierra Club Green River Canyon Trip. An unidentified Sierra Club member running Dinosaur National Monument's Yampa River rapids in a one-man foldboat.

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HFCA 1607_Parks_DINO_Neg_11,745

1953 Sierra Club Green River Canyon Trip. Sierra Club members in inflatable pontoon boat/raft approaching Dinosaur National Monument's Echo Park,

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HFCA 1607_Parks_DINO_Neg_11-746

1953 Sierra Club Green River Canyon Trip. Sierra Club members in inflatable pontoon boat/raft on Dinosaur National Monument's Yampa River below Warm Springs Draw. Other National Park Service Image Numbers: WASO-B-521.

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HFCA 1607_Parks_DINO_Neg_11,749

1953 Sierra Club Green River Canyon Trip. Sierra Club members in inflatable pontoon boat/raft and foldboats on Dinosaur National Monument's Yampa River between Hardings Hold and Castle Rock.

Josie Morris Cabin

Josie Morris Cabin

The cabin Josie Morris built & lived in until 1964

The Lower Wade and Curtis Cabin

The Lower Wade and Curtis Cabin

The Lower Wade and Curtis Cabin was located just above Winnie’s Grotto. After a boat trip, guest would stay at this cabin overnight, its amenities included a strawberry patch and a phone line that was used to c... More

Stegosaurus at night.

Stegosaurus at night.

The night sky shines with stars above our newly refurbished Stegosaurus statue. It was a feature at the 1964 World’s Fair, along with nine others dinosaurs, and arrived at the monument in 1970. It has had sev... More

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

River rafting at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

River rafting at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Trips down the Yampa and Green Rivers are popular activities at Dinosaur.

River rafting at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

River rafting at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Trips down the Yampa and Green Rivers are popular activities at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

River rafting at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

River rafting at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Trips down the Yampa and Green Rivers are popular activities at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and U...

Various photos of rivers and canyon scenes at Dinosaur.

Raft in Warm Springs in 1984

Raft in Warm Springs in 1984

27-foot raft in Warm Springs at 30,000 cfs in 1984

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - The Green River at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - The Green River at Dinosaur Nat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The Green River lends scenic beauty to the landscape. Location: Dinosaur National Monument, Utah (40.432° N 109.306° W) Status: Public... More

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center in Vernal

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Dinosaur National Monument Visi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Visitor reads about the colored dinosaur outside the Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center. Location: Dinosaur National Monument, V... More

Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway - Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center in Vernal

Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway - Dinosaur National Monumen...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Visitor reads about the colored dinosaur outside the Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center. Location: Dinosaur National Monument, V... More

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Visitors at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Visitors at Dinosaur National M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Visitors ponder over a dinosaur skeleton at Dinosaur National Monument. Location: Dinosaur National Monument, Utah (40.440° N 109.301° ... More

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Petroglyphs at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway - Petroglyphs at Dinosaur Nationa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Petroglyphs lead one to wonder about the messages left by the original artists. Location: Dinosaur National Monument, Vernal, Utah (40.... More

Stars over Green River Campground

Stars over Green River Campground

The night sky shows with lots of stars including the Milky Way over Blue Mountain and the Green River Campground. Artificial lights from the restrooms light up the campground.

Night Sky Program with telescopes.

Night Sky Program with telescopes.

Two telescopes stand among a group of visitors at our night sky program. Above them is a star filled sky.

John Wesley Powell with Tau-gu

John Wesley Powell with Tau-gu

The Paiute gave Powell the name "one arm off" in reference to his missing limb. He lost his arm at the Battle of Shiloh during the civil war.

Ecklund Complex at Dinosaur National Monument - Wildland Fires, September 2001

Ecklund Complex at Dinosaur National Monument - Wildland Fires, Septem...

The Ecklund Complex consisted of three wildland fires ignited by lightning on July 15, 2001 which burned approximately 3243 acres. The fires were located within the administrative boundaries of BLM-Little Snake... More

Ecklund Complex at Dinosaur National Monument - Wildland Fires, September 2001

Ecklund Complex at Dinosaur National Monument - Wildland Fires, Septem...

The Ecklund Complex consisted of three wildland fires ignited by lightning on July 15, 2001 which burned approximately 3243 acres. The fires were located within the administrative boundaries of BLM-Little Snake... More

Pat is his home "Pat's Hole"

Pat is his home "Pat's Hole"

Pat's Hole also known as Echo Park

Locomotive steaming up Baxter Pass

Locomotive steaming up Baxter Pass

Baxter pass was the high point on the Uintah Railway and all fright had to go over difficult grades to reach the summit.

Genevieve and Bernard

Genevieve and Bernard

Genevieve and Bernard DeColmont with one of their kayaks in the background

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