Near Glen Rose in Somervell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
An Ancient Story
Dinosaur tracks upstream from this panel at the Taylor Site are fossilized tracks with a denser in-fill material that dates to over 100 million years ago. These ancient dinosaur tracks have eroded in several different ways:
Bottom Left: One Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur made this trackway of 150 steps. Over time, the softer in-fill material in these tracks has been removed by the swift waters of the Paluxy River-leaving tracks that are much lower than the surrounding rock.
Top Right: This trackway was made by one of the Ornithipods-the name given to a group of two-legged, plant-eating dinosaurs. This ancient track has a hard in-fill that is flush with the surrounding rock because both have eroded at the same rate.
Bottom Right: These three tracks are called relief tracks. The surrounding limestone is eroding faster than the rust-colored in-fill material, leaving tracks that are slightly raised above the surrounding rock.
Erected by Dinosaur Valley State Park.
Topics. This historical Paleontology • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 32° 14.924′ N, 97° 49.068′ W. Marker is near Glen Rose, Texas, in Somervell County. Marker can be reached from Park Road 59, 1.2 miles north of County Highway 205. The marker is located along the Blue Hole hiking trail next to the Paluxy River and north of the Dinosaur Valley State Park Store. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Rose TX 76043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancient Secrets Revealed (a few steps from this marker); Deep Water Shelter (a few steps from this marker); World's Fair Wonders (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Misleading Models (about 600 feet away); Tyrannosaurus rex (about 600 feet away); Making a Dinosaur (about 600 feet away); Dinosaurs (about 600 feet away); Apatosaurus (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Rose.
Also see . . . Mapping Dinosaur Tracks.
The West Taylor Site - This is a crossroads for many theropod trails headed in various directions. Many of the tracks here are in-filled and difficult to see. Some of the tracks are the elongated(Submitted on November 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.