Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trails

Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracks

What To See And Do:

Get a glimpse of an era when huge creatures roamed the earth on the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Bone Trail. Dinosaur bone still encased in rock may be viewed at the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Bone Trail by following a short nature trail near the Monitor and Merrimac mountain bike/jeep trail. This is a short, self-guided interpretive trail. There are signs along the way and you can pick up a brochure/guide at the Moab Field Office or download one from the link on your right.

A separate trail, the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite is a short walk with interpretive panels along the trail and boardwalk. Each panel describes unique dinosaur tracks that can be seen at this site, including 8 different types of dinosaurs, along with a crocodile resting trace.

How to Get There: The trail starts at the Dinosaur Trailhead. To get there, drive 15 miles north of Moab on U.S. 191, the turn left onto a dirt road (marked "Mill Canyon"). This road is just north of highway milepost 141. Be careful when crossing the train tracks. Proceed 0.6 miles on this dirt road to a "Y" intersection. Turn left at this point. Follow signs to the parking lot for the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracks Trail, located to the right in the rock lined parking area.

To visit the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Bone Trail continue 0.5 miles to another intersection. Turn right here. The Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail is 0.6 miles away along this route. At the trailhead, you will find a parking area and interpretive signs both at the parking area and along the trail itself.

Contact Information: For maps, brochures, and other information, please contact the BLM Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532. Telephone: (435) 259-2100.

Would you like to volunteer to help preserve paleontological and cultural resources?

The BLM has started the Canyon Country Site Stewardship Program and volunteers monitor this site and others like it in the Canyon Country District. For more information about this program, please visit the BLM Moab Field Office (Canyon Country District Main Office) or contact Rebecca Hunt-Foster, the BLM Canyon Country District Paleontologist: Contact information and more general information about volunteering in Utah can be found on the Volunteer Program in Utah page. You can also visit the BLM Volunteer Program Site, where you can find information and opportunities to get involved with the BLM in Utah and nationwide.

Looking for information on the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite, click here. 

Looking for information on the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite, click here. 

Click here to download the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail brochure.

IMPORTANT: Localities like these are rare and need to be preserved for generations to come. Please be cautious and considerate when observing these dinosaur bones. Do not walk on the actual fossils themselves. Collecting vertebrate fossils from Public Lands is illegal and violators will be prosecuted. Any disturbing, casting, rubber, or pouring anything into the fossils is expressly forbidden under federal regulations [43 CFR 8365.1-5(a) (1)]. Help the BLM preserve these paleontological resorces for future generations by treating them with respect and reporting looting or vandalism to a Bureau of Land Management ranger or other local authority. Contact the BLM-Utah Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100.