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“If you like geology and dinosaurs, this is not to be missed”

Cleveland - Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Price
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

Great little museum. Tour guides were well-informed and friendly. Ask for the special tours! Off the beaten track.

3  Thank Annette V
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Reviewed 17 September 2009

It was not our first choice, but it was OK. Its a long drive on a dirt road, so fill up your tank before you go. Lots of secenic desert and a couple of small towns along the way. The visitors building is small, but has some good displays, walk the trail out to the dig site buildings. I was disappointed that there wasn't an active dig happening, but the interns there are nice and very knowledgeable. I don't think they get a lot of visitors and they are glad to see you. Good, cold water in the drinking fountains.

2  Thank redlandfd
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Reviewed 15 September 2009

This place is a rare chance for the non-paleontologist to see a real dinosaur quarry and get a better idea of how dinosaur bones are found. As a bonus, there are three short hiking trails that can be a lot of fun as well.

To get to this place, you need to drive quite a ways on a gravel road for about 12 miles. The good news is the road is in pretty good shape, fairly wide, and directions to the quarry are well marked. Part of the fun in getting out to the quarry are the spectacular views on the drive out there.

Once you do get to the quarry, there is a small, recently renovated, visitors center managed by the Bureau of Land Management and a $5/pp (adult) charge to get in. You will walk a short path to two large sheds that house the quarries. One was open to the public when we were there. My only complaint about the quarry was it looked staged. My guess is the real work is going on in the closed to the public quarry building next door.

Our favorite part of visiting the quarry was taking the 15-20 minute Raptor View Trail, up a large rock pile, for a literal bird's eye view of the surrounding landscape. We also got to see many unusual desert plants, lizards, butterflies, and even a hummingbird along the way

3  Thank Jason P
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Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 5 September 2003

The CLDQ is a must visit and see for anyone who wonders about dinosaurs! They found more than 12.000 bones from very shallow and small area, which makes this site the densest concentration of Jurassic dinosaur bones in the world. How dense it is? YOU have to visit and see it! Friendly staff will welcome you and give you a tour about the site.
Have a safe to trip to Jurassic Utah!!

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