Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

Moab, Utah 84532

Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Discover dinosaur bones and petrified wood on this short interpretive hike in Morrison Formation sandstone above a shallow valley northwest of Moab. The Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail is like walking through a natural history museum, except all the exhibits are outside. No panes of glass or partitions separate you from experiencing this wonderful outdoor display of dinosaur bones and petrified wood. This unique trail, which offers a look at a lost world filled with extinct creatures, is a hit with anyone who loves dinosaurs. Its short length makes it especially attractive to dinosaur lovers who happen to be kids.

The trail explores the Morrison Formation, a widespread rock formation composed of mudstone, siltstone, and sandstone deposited 150 million years ago during the Jurassic Period on broad low-lying plains laced by meandering rivers and covered with dense forests, lakes, and swamps."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
30 minutes
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Moab Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood, Moab 84532; (435) 259-2100;
Local Contacts
USGS Merrimac Butte, Moab Trails Illustrated Explorer
Local Maps