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Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry reopens March 27


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The Bureau of Land Management Utah Price Field Office announces that the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry will reopen for the season on March 27.

The CLDQ visitor center offers interactive displays and exhibits, including a display showing the excavation history of the site, a fossil preparation table, replica skulls of animals found in the quarry and a mounted Allosaurus skeleton. Inside a covered building at the CLDQ, visitors can often watch paleontologists actively excavating fossils. Outside are picnic areas, hiking trails and restroom facilities, and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the quarry and visitor center at their own pace.

The quarry is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (weather permitting) from March 27 through Memorial Day, and daily from Memorial Day through the Labor Day weekend. Following the Labor Day weekend, the CLDQ schedule returns to weekends only until the center closes for the season at the end of October. Hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. except on Sundays when open hours are from noon-5 p.m.

The entrance fee is $5 per adult. Children, 15 years of age and under, are free. The CLDQ asks that educational groups contact Michael Leschin at (435) 636-3619 to schedule tours of the quarry. The CLDQ is ADA accessible.

The CLDQ is located approximately 30 miles south of Price. From Price, take Hwy 10 south to the Cleveland/Elmo turnoff. Follow the "Dinosaur Quarry" signs located at the intersections. The last 12 miles are on graded, unpaved road. From Huntington, take Hwy 10 north to the Cleveland turnoff. In Cleveland, go south towards the San Rafael and follow the "Dinosaur Quarry" signs. The last 13 miles are graded, unpaved road.

The BLM manages more land-256 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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