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Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite

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Accessibility Symbol.The Tracksite is wheelchair accessible.
At BLM's Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, you can imagine yourself walking along an ocean shoreline 167 million years ago with dozens of other dinosaurs, looking to pick up a bite of lunch from what washed up on the last high tide. The ground is soft and your feet sink down in the thick ooze, leaving a clear footprint with every step you take.

The discovery of rare fossil footprints on public lands near the Red Gulch/Alkali National Back Country Byway close to Shell, Wyoming, could alter current views about the Sundance Formation and the paleoenvironment of the Middle Jurassic Period.


Wind River/Bighorn Basin
District Manager Steve 
Dondero brushes sand 
away to help visitors 
identify the dinosaur tracks.

 
Visitor services at the tracksite include a boardwalk, interpretive signs, restrooms 
and a covered picnic area.


Hundreds of dinosaur tracks 
can be found at the Red 
Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite.

If you have comments or need more information about the Tracksite, please contact:
       Bureau of Land Management
       Worland Field Office
       101 South 23rd Street
       Worland, WY 82401
       307-347-5100
       email