Dinosaur tracks in Utah?

Old Mar 28th, 2010, 06:50 PM
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Dinosaur tracks in Utah?

I'll be driving from the Arches Park to Salt Lake city in April. Can somebody here recommend good sites for spotting dinosaur tracks enroute? I heard you can find the footprints around Moab, UT but don't know specifically where..

Also, I'm planning to visit the College of eastern Utah Prehistoric museum, and catch the tulip festival at the Thanksgiving Point. Any suggestions for interesting places on the Moab-SLC drive?

If I just have 2hrs to tour salt lake city, which are the must-see places I should do?

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http://www.climb-utah.com/Moab/moabdino.htm
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Old Mar 29th, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Salt Lake City: The main attraction is the Mormon Temple. They offer several tours of Temple Square, e.g. a historical tour, the Mormon Tabernacle rehearsal, a visit of the genealogy center etc. http://www.visittemplesquare.com/custom_tours.asp
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See these sites for info on dinosaur tracks etc:

http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/dinofossil/index.htm

http://www.gomoab.com/moab_dinosaur.html

See the Museum of ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point--great dino museum. Nine Mile Canyon outside of Price is amazing but is more of a trip in itself vs. something to do on the way.

The CEU Museum is small but interesting and definitely worth a stop. It also serves as a visitor center and can give you some great ideas.

Google for Dinosaur Diamond--it has lots of things to see and do in the area that pertain to dinos. Just so you know--the museum at the UofU is really, really small and not so great. (unless you are bringing kids and need something to do)

As for what to do in SLC--the UofU Fine ARts museum is interesting, as is Red Butte Gardens.
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I hope you found what you were looking for. Several weeks ago, my wife and I visited an EarthCache (geocache) at Copper Ridge. It is east of US 191 about 10 miles south of I-70 toward Moab. the GPS coords are 38* 49.000N 109* 45.723W.
Do not attempt the BLM dirt road if it is muddy. I made it with my rental car. Geocache # GCZD9A.
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Just north or Moab, right off 191, before you get to i 70, cross the tracks on a gravel road, there are dinosaur tracks you can see with an easy short hike. I think there are other sites on the other side of the road too. If you ask at the Arches VC they will give you directions.
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The turnoff onto the BLM road is 22.9 miles N on 191 from the intersection of Main/Center Sts. (Moab) or 8.5 miles south on 191 from the off ramp of I-70. The BLM road is 2 miles to the signed parking area. I did drive around a water hole on the way in last month. Copper Ridge is at the south end of the "Dinosaur Diamond".
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