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Near Page in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dinosaur Tracks

 
 
Dinosaur Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
1. Dinosaur Tracks Marker
Inscription.
The imprints were made by a one ton, twenty foot long, meat-eating dinosaur. The slab of sandstone came from a nearby side canyon.

When Dilophosaurus tracked through the silt 170 million years ago, this was a different landscape. Shallow streams meandered across a marshy plain.

Throughout Glen Canyon the red-orange layer of Kayenta sandstone appears - a lost world turned to stone, then river-cut and weathered into view.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 56.138′ N, 111° 29.153′ W. Marker is near Page, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Marker is at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam, off US Route 89 at the Colorado River. Marker is in this post office area: Page AZ 86040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bureau of Reclamation Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Concrete Bucket / Concrete Core Sample (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turbine Runner (about 300 feet away); Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source (about 400 feet away); Rock Bolts / High Scaling
Dinosaur Tracks and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
2. Dinosaur Tracks and Marker
(about 400 feet away); Glen Canyon Dam (about 500 feet away); Intake Structures (about 600 feet away); Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Page.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kayenta Formation. (Submitted on February 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (Submitted on February 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Glen Canyon Natural Features. (Submitted on February 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Jurassic Period. (Submitted on February 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Paleontology
 
Dinosaur Tracks image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
3. Dinosaur Tracks
Land Formation South of Glen Canyon Dam image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
4. Land Formation South of Glen Canyon Dam
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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