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Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Trackways

Moccasin Mountain Trackways

Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur TrackwaysWhat To See and Do: Located approximately three miles southwest of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park on Kanab Field Office lands, the Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Tracksite is one of the most spectacular Navajo Formation track assemblages known from the Colorado Plateau. Hundreds, if not thousands of 185 million-year-old tracks from at least six different types of animals are well preserved in slick rock outcrops in an area about the size of a football field. Twenty five foot-long prosauropod dinosaurs (Otozoum), fifteen foot-long carnivorous dinosaurs (Eubrontes and Dilophosauripus), six foot-long carnivorous dinosaurs (Grallator), a six foot land-dwelling crocodile, and a small, unnamed form made by a pigeon-sized three toed dinosaur are all represented. The site appears to have formed at the margin of an oasis in a sea of windblown sand at a time when the Colorado Plateau was one of the world’s largest ever sandy deserts.

Footprint at Moccasin Mountain TrackwayHow To Get There: Starting at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park enterance, travel approximately 3.5 miles on Coral Pink Sand Dunes Road headed southwest towards Arizona. At roughly 3.5 miles, there will be a dirt road on the left (south) side of the road. Continue on this road for roughly 2 miles. ATTENTION: Because of deep sand on this dirt road 4WD is required! You will arrive at a wooden barrier and this is where there is space available for parking. The dinosaur tracks are on the slickrock.


Contact Information: For more information about this trackways, please contact the BLM Kanab Field Office, 669 South Hwy 89A, Kanab, UT 84741, Phone: (435) 644-1200, Fax: (435) 644-1299, Email: utknmail@blm.gov.