Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

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  • Address: Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracks, Mill Canyon Road, Utah, Moab, United States
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Geological Formation, Trail, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Nature

You would think they would want to protect dinosaur fossils and beautiful rock formations from unscrupulous visitors. Incredibly, there are no fences. Visitors are expected to exercise their own conscience in preserving the wealth of the land, and so far that has been working. On this trail you'll see the fossils numerous plants and dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period. The trail is not long - 1.8 miles - and it has interpretive panels describing the dinosaurs you'll see, of which there are eight. Look towards the south side of the canyon to see the remains of an old 19th century mill that once mined and processed copper.

Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail Travel Tips

  • Do not collect anything from the land.
  • There is a parking area at the Mills Canyon Road Trailhead.

How to Reach Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

  • Drive to here

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  • Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail Address: Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracks, Mill Canyon Road, Utah, Moab, United States
  • Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 4.13% of people who visit Moab include Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail in their plan

  • 58.33% of people start their Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

People normally club together Denis Julien Inscription and Potash Scenic Byway while planning their visit to Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail.

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Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail Reviews & Ratings

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  • We were the only ones there so it was quiet, hot, and beautiful. The signs are very informative and precise in pointing out the dinosaur bones lodged into the rock. You can't drive into the trailhead unless you're in a 4x4 due to the sandy washes and poor roads, but it's worth the hike in.

  • Not very well maybe, but definitely worth the extra 10 minutes to stop by and see something cool. Take Mill Canyon Road from the highway (tiny road) to get here. You won't regret it!

  • Awesome to see dinosaur tracks still in the ground. There are many signs that tell you a little about the tracks, the dinosaurs that left them, and how we see them today. You can get there in any passenger vehicle and can drive within a few hundred yards of the tracks. It can be a got place to go in the middle of the day so I would recommend going in the morning or the evening. If you think dinosaurs are interesting or want to learn more about them, go here. It's also FREE!

  • Really well marked trail showing and describing dinosaur bones. Pretty cool to have an outdoor museum in the middle of the desert.

  • Not too impressive unless you're REALLY into dinosaurs. 4 stars because it is a really quick easy hike that kids can do. Only kept my kids interest for about 5 min though. Stop here if you need to stretch your legs.

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