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Clayton in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Clayton Dinosaur Trackway

 
 
Clayton Dinosaur Trackway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Clayton Dinosaur Trackway Marker
Inscription. One of the best dinosaur track sites in the world can be viewed at Clayton Lake State Park. More than 500 fossilized footprints, made by at least eight kinds of dinosaurs, are visible on the lake’s spillway. These tracks were embedded in the mud over 100 million years ago, when most of New Mexico was a vast sea.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 36° 26.474′ N, 103° 10.672′ W. Marker is in Clayton, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of South 1st Street and Palm Street, on the left when traveling south on South 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton NM 88415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Jack Ketchum (a few steps from this marker); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron Cutoff / Clayton (approx. 1.2 miles away); Clayton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rabbit Ear Mountain (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rabbit Ear Mountain (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Animals
 
<i>Rear of:</i> Clayton Dinosaur Trackway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Rear of: Clayton Dinosaur Trackway Marker
Clayton Dinosaur Trackway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Clayton Dinosaur Trackway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the tracks seen on the spillway. • Can you help?
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