Near Crescent Junction in Grand County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracksite
These unique tracks provide a glimpse into the past. Tracks help paleontologists understand the approximate size of the animal, the speed it was moving, the direction it was heading, information about its environment, and other interesting observations about its daily life that we would not be able to learn from bones alone. What do these tracks tell you?
The interpretive trail is 1/3 mile in length, round trip. From the kiosk, take the marked trail up the hill along the sandstone path. At the top of the hill, follow the
Be a Dinosaur Steward!
Please respect and protect these important tracks by not damaging them. Making casts of dinosaur tracks harms them and can lead to permanent destruction. It is also against the law. Photograph the tracks to document your experience, and leave this special site as you found it for others to enjoy.
The Real Jurassic Park
This North Klondike Bluffs Area preserves numerous Jurassic Period dinosaur tracksites. Drive to the nearby Dinosaur Stomping Ground hiking trail located 1.5 miles to the south at the MegaSteps Mountain Bike Trailhead. View more than 2,000 tracks made by a single type of meat-eating dinosaur!
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Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Paleontology.
Location. 38° 49.9′ N, 109° 45.723′ W. Marker is near Crescent Junction, Utah, in Grand County. Marker can be reached from route BLM 143,, 2 miles east of U.S. 191. The turnoff is to the east Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moab UT 84532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dalton Wells (approx. 8.9 miles away); Navajo Sandstone (approx. 12.9 miles away); Monitor and Merrimac (approx. 12.9 miles away); Balanced Rock (approx. 13.9 miles away); Ancient Sand Dunes (approx. 14.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on May 21, 2019, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 3. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 24, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.