Bull Canyon Overlook Dinosaur Tracksite
Map ID: 1
From Moab, go north on US Highway 191 for 2.5 miles to the intersection of SR 128. Turn right and head east along the river for 15.5 miles. Turn right at the La Sal Loop Road intersection (also the turn for Castle Valley) and continue 10.7 miles. Do not follow the La Sal Loop Road signs when they turn right (southwest) but instead continue on this road (FR207) for 5.4 miles. You will pass the signs for Fisher Mesa. Approximately ½ mile beyond the Fisher Mesa signs, park in the lot on the left (northeast) just before the road turns to dirt.
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Bull Canyon is a dinosaur tracksite and scenic overlook of beautiful Bull Canyon and Fisher Mesa. There is a short gravel trail to therapod dinosaur tracks that are dated to the Jurassic period about 200 million years ago, when the area was a shallow sea.
Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracksite
Map ID: 2
From downtown Moab, go north on US Highway 191 for 23 miles. Turn right ¾ mile past milepost 148, just north of the microwave tower. Cross the railroad tracks and follow signs south on the dirt road. It is 2 miles to the tracks from the highway. If coming from the north, (I-70), turn left 1/4 mile past milepost 149 and continue south on the dirt road.
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The Copper Ridge site, north of Moab, features the tracks of a sauropod (long-necked dinosaur) and the theropod (meat-eating dinosaur). The many different kinds and sizes of dinosaur tracks make Copper Ridge unique. The preservation of the tracks is fantastic, and this site is well worth a visit. There are tracks made by a sauropod (probably a Camarasaurus, Apatosaurus, or Diplodicus), as well as Allosaurus and small mammal tracks, all dating back to the Jurassic period. The BLM has placed interpretive signs in the area, and parking is less than 100 yards from the site. Note: The dirt road is suitable for passenger cars driven carefully. Avoid this road when wet!