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Red Cliffs Dinosaur Tracks

Red Cliffs Recreation Area - Dinosaur Tracks and Cultural Site

Scientists David Slauf and Andrew Milner chalk dinosaur footprints to get them ready for mapping. Photo Credit: Sarah Spears, 2007     Scientist Andrew Milner maps the trackways at Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Photo Credit: Sarah Spears, 2007

What to See and Do: The Red Cliffs Recreation Area/Campground is nestled into a shaded nook of riparian vegetation just minutes from the freeway. Directly adjacent to, and accessible from the campground, are a series of trails and interpreted archaeological and paleontological sites. The dinosaur tracks are located very close to the campsites. After following a short ½ mile interpretive trail to the Red Cliffs Anasazi Site the remnants of a Virgin Anasazi habitationcan can be seen. You can also get a taste of pioneer history by visiting the Orson Adams House just down the road.

How To Get There: Take Interstate 15 north from St. George, Utah, to Exit 22.  At the end of the freeway off-ramp, turn right onto the frontage road. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn right after passing the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.  Proceed under two freeway tunnels and follow the paved road into the campground.

Note: There is a $2.00 day use fee per vechile that enters the Recreation Area. More information and fees for camping can be found at the St. George Field Office website for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.

Click here for a map of the general area.

Contact Information: For more information regarding hours, fees and brochures, please contact the BLM, St. George Field Office, 345 East Riverside Drive St. George, Utah 84790 Phone number: (435) 688-3200. Fax number: (435) 688-3252. Email: