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Welcome to Dinosaur ...

The town of Dinosaur is located in Moffat County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dinosaur has a population of 337 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Dinosaur, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated December 18, 1947.

Dinosaur is 5,860 feet [1,786 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Dinosaur is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Dinosaur lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dinosaur is within the boundaries of the (970) area code.

The ZIP codes for Dinosaur: 81610, 81633<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dinosaur had an population of 337 people. This is a decrease of 0.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dinosaur had a population of 339 people. This makes Dinosaur the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 339 people, the population of Dinosaur increased 6.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 319 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dinosaur.

Communities near Dinosaur ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Dinosaur.

  • Rangely [Rio Blanco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rangely
    • Rangely [Rio Blanco County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Dinosaur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,300 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rangely have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rangely
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rangely<7>
  • Bonanza [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza
    • Bonanza [Uintah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Dinosaur
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonanza
  • Jensen [Uintah County]
  • Ignatio [Uintah County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ignatio
    • Ignatio [Uintah County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Dinosaur
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Ignatio. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Ignatio has also been known as:
    • Ignacio
    • White River Station
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Watson [Uintah County] - Historic
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      • Watson [Uintah County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the south of Dinosaur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Naples [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Uintah County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Dinosaur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naples<7>
    • Rainbow [Uintah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow
      • Rainbow [Uintah County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the south of Dinosaur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elk Springs [Moffat County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Springs
      • Elk Springs [Moffat County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the east of Dinosaur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Springs
    • Vernal [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernal
      • Vernal [Uintah County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Dinosaur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,468 people
      • Former names for Vernal:
      • Ashley
      • Bench
      • The Bench
      • Hatch
      • Jericho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernal<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dinosaur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dinosaur.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dinosaur. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dinosaur.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dinosaur. See our Newspapers Page for Dinosaur.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dinosaur ...

Looking for more information about Dinosaur? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dinosaur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dinosaur.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dinosaur. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Moffat County: www.co.moffat.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Moffat, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dinosaur.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dinosaur - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Dinosaur). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dinosaur or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dinosaur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dinosaur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DinosaurOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dinosaur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2425, Longitude: -109.0097    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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