This morning we visited the Utah State Museum of Natural History where they have great exhibits of dinosaur bones (surprised?), plant and animal fossils, etc.
A prehistoric fish. . .
After touring inside the museum we couldn’t resist posing with the animals outdoors.
After leaving the museum we drove north from Vernal to the Red Canyon Overlook of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The river flowing through the canyon is the Green River which joins with the Colorado in southern Utah. Although the cloudy day took away the red color of the canyon walls, it was beautiful nonetheless. The canyon is about 1700 feet deep and 4000 feet across at this point.
Looking north. . .
While we were there a speedboat came through leaving interesting ripples in the water.