Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month 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.

3 months ago

hiking
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!

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

walking
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.