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Near Crescent City in Grand County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trackway

 
 
Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trackway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
1. Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trackway Marker
Inscription.
Welcome to Copper Ridge. Here, you can see the tracks of two different dinosaurs. The larger were probably made by an Allosaurus, while the smaller three toed tracks were made by one of a number of smaller bipedal carnivorous spedies.
 
Location. 38° 49.9′ N, 109° 45.723′ W. Marker is near Crescent City, Utah, in Grand County. Touch for map.
Located and maintained by BLM. The turnoff is to the east off Hwy. 191 at: N 38 49.493 W 109 46.886. The sign is not visible from the highway. Cross a cattle guard and railroad tracks and then you'll see the first BLM sign. From there on the road is well marked. The road winds around for 2 miles with the last 0.5 miles on cobblestones. We made it in our low-clearance Ford Fusion without a problem. I recommend delaying your trip if the road is wet and muddy. Marker is in this post office area: Moab UT 84532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dalton Wells (approx. 8.4 miles away); Balanced Rock (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Paleontology
 
Copper Ridge Dinosaur Track image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
2. Copper Ridge Dinosaur Track
Dinosaur Trackway image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
3. Dinosaur Trackway
Copper Ridge Area image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
4. Copper Ridge Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 24, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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