The Copper Ridge site, north of Moab, features the tracks of a sauropod (long-necked
dinosaur) and the theropod (meat eating dinosaur). The many different kinds and sizes of dinosaur tracks make Copper
Ridge unique. The preservation of the tracks is fantastic, and this site is well worth a visit. There are tracks
made by a sauropod (probably a Camarasaurus, Apatosaurus, or Diplodicus), as well as Allosaurus and small mammal
tracks, all dating back to the Jurassic period. The BLM has placed interpretive signs in the area, and parking is
less than 100 yards from the site.
How to Get There:
From Moab, go north on US Hwy 191 for 23 miles. Turn right ¾ miles past milepost
148. Cross the railroad tracks and follow signs south on the dirt road. It is 2 miles to the tracks from the highway.
If coming from the north, (I-70), turn left ¼ miles past milepost 149 and continue south on the dirt road.
NOTE: The dirt road is suitable for passenger cars driven carefully. AVOID this road
GPS Coordinates for the Trailhead: