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Dinosaurs Trampled Southeastern Utah

May 13, 2015 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

Before time petrified the ground, the sand was wet, the perfect consistency to engulf treading dinosaur feet and preserve a variety of dinosaur tracks.


Much of the topography of Moab Utah was once the edge of an ancient seaway, and later along large rivers, the perfect conditions to capture the pathways of bi-pedal and four-footed creatures.

The Bureau of Land Management maintains trails to The Copper Ridge, Willow Springs, Poison Spider, Mill Canyon and Dinosaur Stomping Ground track sites. Get a glimpse of trace fossils left 112-190 million years ago! What can you do to help preserve these open air museums, outdoor relics? Treasure the fossils, take photograph or make drawings on paper you bring along. Look and admire fossils from a distance without touching them in any way. You must not touch, drive over, bicycle over or walk over the tracks. And please, help others understand about the care of these discoveries, America’s natural heritage!

Learn more about the sites from the BLM.gov website. Visit the Museum of Moab. The museum has casts of dinosaur skeletons on exhibit and a slab of tracks on display. And get ready for Moab’s newest dinosaur attraction, The Moab Giants.

Free pamphlets can be downloaded fromhttp://discovermoab.com/pdfbrochures.htm. Moab Travel Council staff are an email or phone call away too for more information [email protected]; 435-259-8825.

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