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Como Bluff

Como Bluff

Como Bluff is on private land, but it may be viewed easily from U.S. Highway 30/287, beginning about four miles east of Medicine Bow. On the north side of the highway, about six miles east of Medicine Bow, is the Fossil Cabin, built entirely of fossil bones in the 1930s--a onetime curio and roadside attraction that is now closed.

For a good view of the bluff’s north side, which proved so rich in dinosaur bones to early paleontologists, take U.S. Highway 487 about a mile north from Medicine Bow and turn northeast onto the dirt Marshall Road, Carbon County Road 262. After crossing the Carbon/Albany County line, the Marshall becomes Albany County Road 610. At a three-way intersection, one branch of 610 heads north and one south; follow the southern route back around the east end of Como Bluff to U.S. 30/287. Distance from the turnoff on U.S. 487 to U.S. 30/287 is about 19 miles.