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“Only in an ATV or Jeep”

Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail
Ranked #24 of 64 things to do in Moab
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The “dirt” road to the dinosaur bones was actually sand. Some places were thick and then there a was a big drop off a rock. We would have bottomed out and never would have made it back up! No way we could make it to the prints in an SUV. Almost got stuck in the sand turning around. Don’t recommend unless on an ATV or maybe a Jeep.

Thank MelanieF416
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Experience the remains of the Jurassic Era on this non strenuous trail that will provide you with an opportunity to see and touch bones from creatures that still captivate our imagination and scientific inquiry. Learn about the particular rock formation that these remains are found in and the ancient riverbed that once occupied the region where these creatures were about.

1  Thank borgcube85
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We spent the day riding longer trails on the UTV's and decided to end the day with this one, and we are sure glad we did. It was great to get out and hike the trails and learn about the dinosaurs that were here. The little ones loved finding the footprints and my older one thought that he would like to have his senior pictures taken here. Sure a beautiful place. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank weekstanya
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We almost missed the footprints of Mill Canyon after wandering through the trail full of dinosaur bones encrusted in rock. Frankly, I find the fossilized bones much less impressive than the actual tracks, since the bones require a far greater leap of faith to imagine them supporting the skeleton of a massive living beings from 100 million years ago. The tracks themselves, however, are pretty blatant reminders that these beings did exist, their claws were huge, their strides long, and their dominance on earth was something we are probably fortunate never to have experienced.

The footprints aren’t in the best of surroundings, underneath audible power lines, but they are protected by a fence and boardwalk. Hopefully they will last for generations to come. Sadly, the algae based preserve is quite fragile, and all we need is for a few crazy kids to ruin everything.

I had seen more solid dinosaur tracks baked in stone in Arizona years ago, but quantity goes to Mill Canyon. There were several series of tracks where you could imagine the dinosaurs walking in stride, and that is a sight to behold.

Admission is free. Location is well off the beaten path, but it makes for a nice outing from Moab after dinner before sunset. Bring bug repellent particularly for the dinosaur bone trail.

4  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We went to the first area which has signs, and a boardwalk trail and about 200 dinosaur tracks. a thunderstorm was coming so we did not go to the further trail. Drive carefully in and out but you should be okay in a car

2  Thank vatravlers
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