Utahraptor State Park
The unique geologic story of Arches National Park is integral to the dinosaur fossils found in the Dalton Wells area. Due to the subsidence that formed Arches 146 million years ago, Utahraptor State Park has unique exposures to the older Cretaceous layers in North America. Raptors found within this area are the oldest on the planet.The park also offers recreational activities, such as ATV, hiking and mountain biking trails in addition to paleontological resources — making this a state park that captures the breadth of Utah allure.
Nearby Basecamp Towns
The city of Green River was once a stomping ground for Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch, and is a haven for river runners who raft places such as Desolation and Gray Canyons.
Moab is surrounded by a sea of buckled, twisted and worn sandstone sculpted by millennia of sun, wind and rain
The southeastern Utah town of Monticello lies on the sheltered eastern slope of the Abajo Mountains, overlooking a maze of sandstone canyons and plateaus.