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Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

Inside Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur QuarryWhat To See And Do: Your visit to Jurassic Utah begins at the visitor center of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry!  An adult-sized Allosaurus fragilis mount lurks behind a glass case full of skulls of its prey animals.  A colorized map of the bonebed set on the wall next to the windows overlooking the quarry site, inspires amazement at how many bones have come out of such a small space! 

Almost 2 dozen exhibits line the walls and railings explaining, showing, and questioning dinosaur facts and fantasies.  Friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand during open hours to help with visitor questions.    The actual bonebed is visible to the visiting public in the quarry building with viewing platforms behind open doors. 

Hiking trails are available for the active and a picnic area for the hungry.

The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry was BLM's first visitor center:  The original building opened in 1968.  In 2007 an expanded building was rededicated.  Jim Madsen, Utah's first state paleontologist, worked his entire career on the quarry and was there to cut the ribbon.  Jim passed away in 2009, but remains a major figure in the history of Utah's paleontology.

 Jim Madsen at ribbon cutting ceremony.

 

 Map to Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur QuarryHow To Get There:

The quarry is located in the northern part of the San Rafael Swell, 32 miles south of Price. From Price, take Hwy 10 south to the Cleveland/Elmo turnoff and follow the signs. The last 12 miles are on graded unpaved road.


From Huntington follow Hwy 10 north and take the Cleveland turnoff. In Cleveland go south towards the San Rafael Swell and follow the signs. The last 13 miles are on graded unpaved road. The unpaved roads may be hazardous when wet.

Contact Information: For more information regarding hours, fees and brochures, please check out our website at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/price/recreation/quarry.html, or contact the BLM, Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, UT 84501 Phone number: 435-636-3600.


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