Fall Results in Injury on Dinosaur National Monument Fossil Discovery Trail

A woman suffered serious injury from a fall in Dinosaur National Monument on Tuesday afternoon. According to Monument Chief of Visitor Services Dan Johnson, the 65-year-old visitor tripped while walking on the Fossil Discovery Trail that runs between the exhibit hall down to the visitor’s center. “Many of our guests will travel this trail as you can see naturally eroding dinosaur bones along it,” shares Johnson. “The trail is typical of trails out here with a mixture of sand, rock, mud and we’ve built stairs in some spots to make it a little easier. Unfortunately, we have a fall about once a year.” The woman rolled about 40 feet down the slope and was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to the hospital. She was then transferred to a Wasatch Front hospital with serious injuries including broken bones in the neck along with lacerations and other injuries.

Photo Credit: Dinosaur National Monument 

Photo Credit: Dinosaur National Monument 


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