Location: Mesa CountySize: 280 acres Designated: June 1987Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management
Rabbit Valley is located north of the Colorado River along the northwest flank of the Uncompahgre Uplift. The quarry has produced large specimens of several dinosaurs including Camarasaurus, Allosaurus, and Camptosaurus. The Bureau of Land Management and the Museum of Western Colorado have developed the site for interpretive use, and the Museum of Western Colorado directs ongoing fossil digs. The recent discovery of an Iguanodon skull marks the earliest known record of this species. High quality pinion pine - Utah juniper woodlands occur on the site north of the fossil locality.
Please be aware that this site contains features of state-wide significance. Collection is prohibited at all times with out proper permits.