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Dinosaur

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Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 339 at the 2010 census.Dinosaur has been noted for its unusual place name. The town of Dinosaur was originally named Artesia; the current name was adopted in 1966, to capitalize on the town's proximity to Dinosaur National Monument. The monument headquarters is located just east of the town on U.S. Highway 40.GeographyDinosaur is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0km2, all of it land.Many streets in the town are named after dinosaurs, including Cletisaurus Circle, Tyrannosaurus Trail, and Antrodemus Alley.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 320 people, 124 households, and 88 families residing in the town. The population density was 400.9 people per square mile (154.0/km²). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 196.1 per square mile (75.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.43% White, 0.31% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population.
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Where to stay in Dinosaur

Most of Dinosaur's places to stay sit on the main regional road that runs through town, known as Brontosaurus Boulevard. You'll find several campgrounds in the national park. Also note that backcountry camping is allowed in certain areas, but you must pick up a free permit from the park visitor center. Vernal is the nearest larger town, which you can reach by driving west on Route 40.
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