Plug Hat Butte Trail

Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado

Elevation Gain237ft
Trailhead Elevation7,018ft
Elevation Min/Max6989/7018ft
Elevation Start/End7018/7018ft

Plug Hat Butte Trail

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."

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Trail Information

Dinosaur National Monument
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Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
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Trails Illustrated #220
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