You Can Follow 185 Million-Year-Old Dino Footprints Preserved On This Utah Trail

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Dinosaur Tracks Trail In Utah Lets You Explore Footprints Of Ancient Dinos

You've probably heard the phrase 'walking in someone else's shoes,' but this adventure takes that saying to a new level. The Dinosaur Tracks Trail in Utah lets you explore footprints of ancient giants as you wander the same paths they took millions of years ago. You can scope their fossilized prints and touch where they stood.

While museums offer the chance to see what dinosaurs looked like when they roamed the Earth, nothing is as surreal as actually following in their footsteps.

The Dinosaur Tracks Trail in Kanab, Utah, offers you the chance to delve into the wonders of prehistoric times when giant reptiles wandered the planet.

This short hike is only a one-mile roundtrip destination.

The area is a bit steep, but it only adds to the experience of locating the tracks.

To find it, you can head down Highway 89 from Kanab for three miles to the parking lot, which is situated between mile markers 67 and 68.

From there, you can follow the narrow dirt trail towards another dirt road, where you will turn east and follow it upwards. The path gets steeper the closer you get to the top.

Once you reach the plateau at the top of the trail, you can start searching for footprints left behind by these prehistoric reptiles millions of years ago.

The views from the top of the hill are stunning, but it's the tracks that will leave you in awe of such a neat area.

You can glimpse well-preserved prints that look they had only been left days before, as opposed to centuries.

Some of them can be harder to see straight away, but seeking them out feels like following a treasure map drawn into the stone rather than on a map.

This incredible experience is the closest thing to a Jurassic Park movie you can get…minus the scary water ripples and rock movements from an approaching dino.

Dinosaur Tracks Trail

Price: Free

Address: Located between mile marker 67 and 68 on Highway 89, Kanab, UT

Why You Need To Go: You can explore these ancient dinosaur tracks preserved in time on this epic hike.

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