Thanksgiving Gorge
Part of Dinosaur National Monument



Linear depression in the Earth's surface that generally slopes from one end to the other.
See also: Basins
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
40.4466338°, -108.6153821°
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5656 ft. (1724 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Thanksgiving Gorge is covered by the Indian Water Canyon, CO US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Valleys

Corral Springs Draw 0.5 mi
Tepee Draw 2.1 mi
Indian Water Canyon 2.9 mi
Bear Draw 3.4 mi
Happy Hollow 3.9 mi

Nearby Cities

Loma, CO 87 mi
Fruita, CO 89 mi
Collbran, CO 90 mi
Palisade, CO 93 mi
Clifton, CO 94 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

West Cactus Flat Land 1.5 mi
East Cactus Flat Land 1.9 mi
Tepee Hole Water 2.3 mi
Stubs Cabin Man-made 2.5 mi
Badger Flat Land 2.6 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is MASSADONA 3 E which is approximately 11 miles away and has an elevation of 6,185 feet (529 feet higher than Thanksgiving Gorge). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .79" 31.3° 8.7°
February .87" 36.5° 13.3°
March 1.02" 47.0° 23.4°
April 1.46" 56.7° 30.2°
May 1.43" 66.9° 39.6°
June .77" 79.2° 48.0°
July 1.19" 85.3° 55.1°
August .74" 83.4° 52.6°
September 1.53" 73.8° 43.6°
October 1.71" 61.2° 32.2°
November 1.13" 43.6° 20.3°
December .68" 33.5° 11.0°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 58% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 80% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 89% of other locations on record.