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National Parks · Natural History Museums · Historic Sites
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. The population was 412 at the 2010 census. It lies along the Green River and U.S. Route 40, southeast of the city of Vernal, the county seat of Uintah County, and about 17 miles west of the Colorado border. Although Jensen is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84035.Jensen was first settled in 1877 and named for Lars Jensen, an early prospector and ferryman. Today its main importance is as the Utah entrance to Dinosaur National Monument.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 412 people residing in the CDP. There were 156 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 91.3% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 5.3% from some other race, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.ClimateAccording to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Jensen has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
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Popular things to do in Jensen

Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Natural History Museum
Quarry Exhibit Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©
National Park
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Duration: 1h 30 min
Josie Morris Cabin ©
Historic Site
Josie Morris Cabin
Duration: 2 hours
McKee Springs Petroglyphs
Historic Site
McKee Springs Petroglyphs
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Jensen

Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Specialty Museum
Museum of Northwest Colorado Craig
Duration: 2 hours
Harper's Corner
Hiking Trail
Harper's Corner Dinosaur
Duration: 2 hours
Wyman Living History Museum ©
History Museum
Wyman Living History Museum Craig
Duration: 2 hours
Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail
Geologic Formation
Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail Dinosaur
Duration: 2 hours

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