Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dinosaur tracks in Moab

I love love love dinosaur tracks. Here in Kanab, there are quite a few spots to see some mega-cool tracks (like this place. or this place.) But Moab has even BIGGER ones. And the best news is that they are fairy easy to get to.

The first track site we visited was the Bull Canyon Overlook Dinosaur Tracksite.

JJ wonders if the giant meat-eater just walked off the edge of the cliff?

that's a giant footprint smack in the middle :)

Harry compares hands

cool!
How to get there:
From Moab, go north on US Hwy 191 for 2.5 miles to the intersection of UT-128 (River Road). Turn right and head east 15.5 miles. At the La Sal Loop Road intersection (turn to Castle Valley) turn right and continue 10.7 miles. Continue on this road (FR207), do not follow the La Sal Loop Road signs when they turn right (southwest). Continue 5.4 miles passing the signs for Fisher Mesa. Approximately ½ mile beyond the Fisher Mesa turn park in the lot on the left (northeast) just before the road turns to dirt.

The second track site was called Poison Spider Dinosaur Tracks. We had to hoof it just a little bit to get to the giant slab with the footprints, but it was not hard at all and really fun! Bonus is that we saw a bunch of rock art along the way! Check it out :)

see them? :)

some petroglyphs right next to the dino tracks


two-headed sheep?






How to get there:
From the center of Moab, travel north on Hwy 191 for 5.9 miles and turn left on Hwy 279. Continue 6 miles to the Poison Spider trailhead. Parking lot is up on the top of the hill.

Have fun!!! 

2 comments:

  1. Awesome pix! Left you a Facebook message, thank you for sharing red rock country!

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