Rocks deposited during the Mesozoic Era are well exposed in the Moab area. That period of time spans approximately 252 million years to 66 million years ago. The Mesozoic Era has three divisions: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. Dinosaurs appear in our area toward the end of the Triassic. Southeastern Utah has a prolific fossil record of bones, and especially tracks, that have been exposed in the sedimentary record of the Mesozoic age all around Moab. Dinosaurs, including birds, are reptiles belonging to the Archosauria (“ruling reptiles”). Pterosaurs (“winged lizards”) and crocodilians are also included in the Archosauria.
Bull Canyon Overlook https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mantilasal/recarea/?recid=73086
Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks https://www.blm.gov/visit/copper-ridge-dinosaur-tracks-interpretive-site
Dinosaur Stomping Grounds Trailhead https://www.blm.gov/visit/dinosaur-stomping-grounds-trailhead
Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite https://www.blm.gov/visit/mill-canyon-tracksite-interpretive-trail
For more information on additional dinosaur hikes visit https://www.discovermoab.com/dinosaur-museums-and-hikes/