Northeastern New Mexico Sights

Dinosaur Trackway at Clayton Lake State Park

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

You can view more than 500 fossilized dinosaur tracks along the ½-mi wooden Dinosaur Trackway at Clayton Lake State Park, making this one of the few sites of its kind in the world. The tracks, estimated to be 100 million years old, were made when the area was the shore of a prehistoric sea. Eight species of dinosaurs, vegetarian and carnivorous, lived here. The sparkling lake that gives the state park its name is ideal for camping, hiking, and fishing.

Sight Information


NM 370, 12 mi north of Clayton, Clayton, New Mexico, 87740, United States



Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle
  • Daily 6 am–9 pm

Published 07/22/2015


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