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Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

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Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532

Phone:
435-259-2100
Local:
435-259-2100
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Description

The Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail is a bold experiment; there are no guards or fences here. You, the visitor, are the protector of this valuable resource. It is illegal to remove, deface, or destroy improvements, rocks, and fossils.

The fossil remains of plants and numerous dinosaurs are typically found in the Morrison Formation. It contains the fossil remains of plants and numerous kinds of dinosaurs including: Allosaurus, Camptosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Camarasaurus.

This trail is only .25 miles in lenth.

There is a self-guided walking tour in the area. Pamphlets which describe the tour sites can be picked up at the Grand Resource Area. Highlights of Jurassic dinosaurs include fossilized bones of all shapes and sizes, fragments of fossil wood, and tracks.

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Basic Directions

To reach the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trailhead, drive 15 miles north of Moab on U.S. 191, then turn left at an intersection just north of highway mile marker 141. Cross the railroad tracks and continue 2 miles on a bladed dirt road to the Dinosaur Trailhead. The road is impassable when wet. Mill Canyon (The Old Copper Mill)

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