Ammon Cunningham on Dinosaur National Monument

Blogger and avid traveler Ammon Cunningham would like you to know that his home state of Utah is full of all sorts of great travel destinations for travelers from all over the world.

For example, one of the most popular areas in the state is Dinosaur National Monument. No, you won’t find the prehistoric creatures walking around; this isn’t a movie. However, the park’s name is derived from the spectacular number of fossils that have been found there. Many such fossils can be found embedded in the cliff wall of Carnegie Quarry. There were so many there and the area became so popular that Quarry Hall was built right over top of a section of the rock, which allows tourists a chance to see them comfortably and at close range.

Ammon Cunningham does note, however, that Dinosaur National Monument is not just about the fossils. Those are great, but many people come just for the beautiful scenery. Besides amazing rock formations, there are also lots of mountain views and rivers. Among the most popular activities at the park include hiking, kayaking, river rafting, and camping of all types. This is a great park to visit, whether you enjoy an active lifestyle or you just want to see some fossils.