Red Cliffs Dinosaur Track Site

Red Cliffs Dinosaur Track Site Located in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, this dinosaur track site features 17 well-preserved tracks. Although it is impossible to know exactly which dinosaurs made these footprints, tracks are tied to a general group of dinosaurs based on shape, size, and arrangement of toe pads. These tracks have been identified as Grallator, Kayentapus, and Eubrontes tracks, which paleontologists suggest were made by bipedal meat-eating theropods during the Jurassic Period. If you want to check out these tracks, and learn more at the interpreted site, follow the directions for the Silver Reef Trail.

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Red Cliffs Dinosaur Track Site
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Red Cliffs Dinosaur Track Site Located in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, this dinosaur track site features 17 well-preserved tracks. Although it is impossible to know exactly which dinosaurs made these footprints, tracks are tied to a general group of dinosaurs based on shape, size, and arrangement of toe pads. These tracks have been identified as Grallator, Kayentapus, and Eubrontes tracks, which paleontologists suggest were made by bipedal meat-eating theropods during the Jurassic Period. If you want to check out these tracks, and learn more at the interpreted site, follow the directions for the Silver Reef Trail.

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From I-15 Exit 22* (northbound only), turn right onto the frontage road at the end of the freeway off-ramp. Travel south approximately 2 miles. Turn right just past the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Proceed under the two freeway tunnels (height and width restricted to 12 x 12) and follow the paved road into the campground. Pay a day use fee and park in one of the day use parking spaces. *From I-15 Exit 23 (southbound only), turn left on Silver Reef Road at the end of the freeway off-ramp. Turn right onto Main Street and travel south for 3.5 miles. Turn right just past the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Proceed under the two freeway tunnels, and follow the paved road into the campground. Pay a day use fee and park in one of the day use parking spaces. Access Note: Access to the Recreation Area is through tunnels that restrict vehicle size to less than 12 feet in height and width (dirt and gravel in the tunnel can lower the height by several inches). Parking Note: Parking for day use is extremely limited (52 general use parking spaces) and vehicles with trailers must park at the White Reef Trailhead (take the first right turn after the second tunnel). During Spring and Fall, the most popular seasons to visit the Recreation Area, traffic control measures may be used, causing some visitors to be turned away for lack of parking. Plan accordingly.