Much Needed Rain Floods Roads in Dinosaur National Monument

Heavy rain over Dinosaur National Monument was a welcome sight Wednesday night even if it did result in washed out roads due to flooding. According to Dinosaur National Monument, the storm dumped nearly an inch of rain in an hour at the Quarry Visitor Center causing flash flooding in areas. The last two miles of Cub Creek Road to Josie’s Cabin is closed to all vehicle and foot traffic as crews clear mud and debris but the road is expected to reopen Saturday. High clearance 4-Wheel-Drive vehicles are strongly recommended for accessing Echo Park and the Yampa Bench. Island Park is accessible but 4-Wheel-Drive is recommended.

Photo Credit: Dinosaur National Monument Facebook Page

Photo Credit: Dinosaur National Monument Facebook Page


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.