Page in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Saurischia Dinosaur Tracks
These tracks were made by a three-toed dinosaur known as a Saurischia therapod. It lived here about 170 million years ago during the Jurassic era when the environment was tropical. The footprints are raised natural sandstone castings of the original dinosaur tracks. After the dinosaur walked through sandy mud, its dried tracks were filled by more mud which eventually hardened into rock of the Kayenta formation. Later, the Kayenta layer tilted and spalled revealing the castings as well as the molds whose slab was too massive to remove.
On loan from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Erected by John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Paleontology.
Location. 36° 55.155′ N, 111° 27.599′ W. Marker is in Page, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Powell Boulevard and Navajo Drive, on the right when traveling north on Lake Powell Boulevard. Marker is at the John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 North Lake Powell Boulevard, Page AZ 86040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emma Dean (a few steps from this marker); Crossing of the Fathers (a few steps from this marker); Major John Wesley Powell (approx. 1.8 miles away); Glen Canyon Dam (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dinosaur Tracks (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bureau of Reclamation Memorial Fountain (approx. 1.8 miles away); Glen Canyon Bridge / Cableways (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wicket Gates (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Page.
Also see . . .
1. John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum. Canyon Conservancy entry (Submitted on February 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Saurischia. (Submitted on February 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on February 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.