Plug Hat Butte Trail is a hiking trail in Moffat County, Colorado. It is within Dinosaur National Monument. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 7,018 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 237 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms.
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"Rainbow-colored rocks (derived from iron, manganese, and other elements) abound, as well as mesas and buttes. The angles of the bedrock here are interesting; they don’t change overly much due to lack of rain and soil cover. In the distance you’ll see the Morrison Formation (about 148 million years old), famous for its hidden secrets—the Jurassic period fossil bones of the great Brontosaurus, smaller dinosaurs, mammals, and amphibians that once thrived here."
--Bert and Jane Gildart, Dinosaur National Monument: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors (Falcon Guides).
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