Copper Ridge Dinosaur TracksiteGreen River, Ut / Moab, Ut
Family Fun, Dinosaur Tracks, Outdoor Learning Adventure
Elevation Gain: 66 ft
Approximate Hiking Time: 1/2 hr
Features: Dinosaur Tracks
Nearest Town: Green River, Ut and Moab, Ut
Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracksite is a great place to learn more about the dinosaurs that once roamed Utah’s vast landscape. Discover, touch, and ponder a sampling of the enormous dinosaur tracks that can still be seen today!
- Trail Condition 90% 90%
- Usage 70% 70%
- Trail Head Easy to Find 80% 80%
- Kid Friendly 100% 100%
1. Dinosaur Tracks
Climb to the top of the trail to check out a sampling of dinosaur tracks that is remarkably well preserved.
First come – first serve camp sites are available in dispersed camping spread around the area. Note that the BLM is considering a move to designated camping in the Klondike Bluff Area.
3. Family Fun
For kids seeing the dinosaur tracks will spark the imagination. After seeing the tracks they may want to keep searching the area to find more.
Take the I-70 east from Green River for 16.7 miles to exit 182 for Hwy 191, the junction to Moab. Continue south on Hwy 191 for 8.5 miles. Turn left onto BLM 143/Copper Ridge Jeep Safari Road.
Cross the railway tracks and continue on the road for an additional 2.1 miles to the Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracksite parking area and trailhead.
The trail begins behind the informational signs at the parking area.
Take the dirt path heading up the hill to the tracksite. About ½ way up the trail turns to slickrock, but is very well marked with rocks on both sides clearing defining the path.
At the top of the trail you’ll find the dinosaur tracks. There are informational signs describing the dinosaurs and tracks that can be seen in the tracksite.
It was really fun to read the signs and explore the tracks before heading back down. Plus the view from the top was pretty nice.
Why is this hike easy?
The hike up to the dinosaur tracks is a steady incline, but really short at only 0.15 miles. At the top of the hill, the tracksite is relatively flat.
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