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Prehistoric Trackways National Monument
Rocky Acres Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
575.525.4300
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Ranked #19 of 22 Attractions in Las Cruces
Las Cruces
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Skip it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was declared a monument before the funding was there to make it accessible for visitors. Hard to find, poor signage and lack of any interpretation make it a disappointing experience. Don't waste your time, there's nothing to see here.

Visited June 2014
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“Don't Call Me Dinosaur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Established as a National Monument in 2009, this site contains the greatest record of Early Permian trackways (footprints) in the world! These creatures pre-date the dinosaur record and provide a fascinating glimpse into life when the continents were joined and much of southern New Mexico was a shallow sea. Call BLM office 575-525-4487 for schedule of tours to one of the discovery sites.

Visited December 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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“Extremely interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

New Mexico fossils are pre-dinosaur sea creatures! Yes, it was once an ocean. Find your own fossil in the "yours-for-the-taking" and be sure to go on a ranger led hike. It's well worth it!

Visited December 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful Desert Area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We enjoyed our little hike in the area canyons. Be aware that this is a very high clearance 4WD area. Got a little dicey with a fellow shooting targets, but he was aware of us and seemed careful. We rock hounded in the creek beds. Expect to do a lot of boulder scrambling. The only downside was the graffiti on the canyon walls. Not what we expected in the BLM area.

Visited November 2013
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