We are super lucky to have THE WALL OF BONES on the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument. It also happens to be the perfect place if you have 7 kids under the age of 8 with you. Stephanie and her older crew with Rafting on the river, so we had all the littles of The Salt Project!
I really don't mind hanging out with the younger crew, especially, since I had my trusty sidekick husband. The younger half of The Salt Project still enjoys things like museums and are pretty happy go-lucky kids.
First order of business was to get our Junior Ranger booklets! Sometimes they have different booklets for the different ages and this time we got lucky! We like to call them the Jr. Jr. Rangers. The kids love filling out these booklets to earn their Junior Ranger Badges!
The only truly tricky part was getting all 7 of these tiny kids onto the shuttle. The shuttle is optional certain times of the year, but we thought the kids would LOVE going for a ride.
We probably spent a good 45 minutes filling out our booklets. They can be filled out quicker, we just had a lot of tiny people who needed us to read all the words!
The kids quickly go comfy and started finding all the things to cross off their ispy pages.
Once we filled out our booklets we found the nearest ranger to swear us in! He also checked through their booklets to make sure we finished!
These kids were SO proud of themselves! It's always fun seeing them earn Junior Ranger Badges! I'm thinking I need to turn their badges into Christmas Ornaments!
It's always fun meeting our followers out and about! Thanks to Erin for saying "hi!"
We made sure to get to the shuttle first so we could ALL get in on a set together!
If you are looking for a quick trip and a way to beat the heat for about an hour, go and visit The Dinosaur Quarry at Dinosaur National Monument!
We thought we'd try the road tour, but with it being 12:30 already, we didn't get very far. We even paid our dollar for the booklet. I was hoping to get out again, but we never did.
It was still fun going for a quick drive! There's picnic spots, petroglyphs, river rafting and camping spots!
There's so much to do in Dinosaur National Monument, we need to go back!
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- Bathrooms located at Quarry and Visitor Center
- Don't forget to get your free Junior Ranger Program to earn a badge! They have toddler and older kids booklets.
- To access the Quarry Exhibit Hall, first, stop at the Quarry Visitor Center located approximately ¼ mile from the exhibit hall. Depending on the time of year, access may be by shuttle bus or by your personal vehicle. See Operating Hours & Seasons for more information.
- Stroller Friendly
- Bring plenty of water, it's hot.