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Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks Trail

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Moab, Utah

Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 0.3 mi Elevation gain 65 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

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Wild flowers

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The Copper Ridge site features the tracks of a long neck and meat-eating dinosaurs. The preservation of the tracks is nice, and this site is well worth a visit. There are sauropod tracks (probably a Camarasaurus, Apatosaurus or Diplodocus) shows that it is turning as it walks, as well as Allosaurus tracks, all dating back to the Jurassic Period. The BLM has placed interpretive signs in the area, and parking is less than 100 yards from the site.

There is a pit toilet at this site.

For maps, brochures, and other information, please contact the BLM Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532. Telephone: (435) 259-2100 http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/cultural/Paleontology/utah_paleontology/canyon_country_paleontology/copper_ridge.html

From Moab, go north on US Highway 191 for 23 miles. Turn right 3/4 mile past milepost 148 (just north of the microwave tower). Cross the railroad tracks and follow the signs south on the dirt road. It is 2 miles to the trackways from the highway. If coming from Crescent Jct. (I-70), turn left 1/4 mile past milepost 149, cross the railroad tracks and continue south on the dirt road. NOTE: The dirt road is suitable for passenger cars driven carefully. AVOID this road when wet!

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Kristy Spencer
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Great break for he kids as we were traveling to Moab. Dino prints were clear and cool to see.

Sarah L.
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Worth it if you're excited about the dinosaur tracks (we were) but not otherwise. We were able to bring our dog which was a plus.

Carolyn Patton
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HikingRocky

Short easy hike with hardly anyone around Some of the tracks are not very convincing. But there are also some that are clearly Dino tracks. Nice views of La Sal mts and surrounding BLM land. Also pretty flowers.

Joni Rigby
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Hiking

Super easy for the family, my 2 year old was able to do it with ease. The kids loved the different terrain, as well as the dinosaur tracks!

Danica Levy
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Awesome awesome dinosaur footprints here! 500 feet straight up, but so worth it!!

Rhonda Raymond
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Do not try taking a low to ground vehicle. Noone else on trail.

ReBecca Hunt-Foster
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This is a great site to visit with kids. My daughter and some of her friends had a great time checking out the dinosaur tracks, some as large as the kids themselves!

Schuyler Boone
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Adam Traill
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Tyler Acord
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Jade Noelle
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Yohana Garces
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Jaime Ocadiz
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Reyna Paisley
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Faroe Robinson
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kat Kennedy
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Andrew A.
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Jeffrey Barr
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Lisa Franco
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Erin Kassis
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Scott Jensen
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Jonathan MacWilliams
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