Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

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Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.8 miles
108 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Self guided trail with informative signs describing what is front of you.

8 days ago

Fun hike for the kids. Drove the big diesel through the sandy portion with no problems. No shade so wear sunscreen and bring enough water.

1 month ago

Let me assist with the directions after my experience today:
Mile marker 141. Drive in over the Railroad tracks and follow the road to the right. Second large parking lot. Park there for Dinosaur tracks. When done continue down that road and park and walk a mile to the dinosaur bones. Don’t drive in the deep sand unless your car/truck can handle it or get stuck.

Both sites are worth seeing and good if you can to do something heading in or out of Moab. Bring water if you walk that sandy mile.

2 months ago

The kids loved the different trails and what there was to see! Adventured off to some other trails and was able to see other things! Super easy, my 2 year old was able to handle the different trails

10 months ago

The dive out is on unimproved road, and included a pretty sandy stretch. There was a mini van that was stuck. We made it no problem in a Tahoe.

That said, this hike is like visiting a museum. BLM has several plaques along the trail explaining the fossils.

Please note that the AllTrails mapped trail is much longer than the actual trail. Cross the wash to the old copper mill, then head back. The highlighted trail will take you further up the wash, but with no fossils.

10 months ago

Really easy to find and very well marked. Visited 3 years ago and was much harder to find or understand what we were seeing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great new signage make sit easy to understand which bone goes where in the dinosaur. My daughter also loved walking along the creek looking for animals and their tracks in the mud and sand. Great short hike for kids!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Great for kids! They can see the fossils the way they are found in the rocks so they can start looking out for them on other hikes. If you continue south and the far end of the loop, along the river there is lots of room to explore and there are great views to the south into the basin.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Right off the highway, short hike. Very cool seeing the fossils that are so well preserved. Definitely one for the kiddos too.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Very short hike. It was interesting to see the dinosaur fossils. We were glad to see signs that described the fossils because otherwise we wouldn't have known what they were.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Very interesting trail where dinosaur bones are exposed along a creek. Great for kid who like dinosaurs! See Map # 500 - Moab North.

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Saturday, March 05, 2016