Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite

Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite

Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite
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Melody K
Montana, United States40 contributions
May 2021
It is so cool to be able to walk where the dinosaurs walked. You actually walk on top of their footprints. You will be saying....oh here is one, oh here is another, ooh more of them. We were there in early May but I bet it could be a hot place in summer and watch out for rattlesnakes. There are bathroom facilities available and a nice covered deck to look down onto the tracksite. Not too far of a walk from parking lot to the dino tracks on a nice boardwalk to the covered deck. Easy access from the deck to the tracks.
Written May 8, 2021
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messier27
Fountain, CO222 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I thought they'd be easier to see. The thought of the trackside great, but I o ly was able to see 3. Maybe I'm just not able to look correctly . The fossils in the cliff wall are fascinating
Written September 11, 2020
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sd2travel
South Dakota650 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
This was so cool - we were so glad we stopped. Head out on Red Gulch/ Alkali Backcountry Highway for 5 miles. It is gravel but was an easy drive and was maintained up to the Track site. (Signs do warn you though, if you plan on traveling past the tracksite that you will need a high clearance vehicle). The scenery on the way to the tracksite is amazing - just beautiful. We were surprised when we got there - nice walk-ways, many interpretive signs and well maintained. You can go right down and see the tracks & stepped where they stepped. It is fun trying to find them all, and the kids loved this. It does get quite hot (98 degrees late afternoon when we were there) and wished we would have done this in the morning or evening when it was cooler.
Written July 28, 2013
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Amanda W
Linn, MO1,612 contributions
Jun 2021
We drove the 5 miles each way back on a very dusty gravel road to get to the track site. The whole while pumping ourselves up this was going to be worth the pit stop and we were going to see something amazing. Well when you get somewhere and you are literally the only ones there you know that's not a good sign. It was blazing hot that day so we didn't spend a ton of time. The tracks were very difficult to see and definitely wouldn't be excited for younger kids who would have a hard time even picturing it.
However, the restrooms and picnic areas were all clean and good shape.
Written June 17, 2021
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AnoelW
East Pittsburgh, PA31 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My daughter had been looking forward to this stop. We had to ask for directions. You pull over a cattle guard into a lot with a sign. It had been raining most of the day and looked like it was going to again. A warning sign about road not recommended during wet conditions prevented us from driving the 5 miles to the site. We were pulling our camper. Hope to try again another time!
Written September 16, 2021
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smartman89
St. Cloud, MN68 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
If you are interested in the ancient past, or dinosaurs, or science, or all of the above, the Red Gulch Dinosaur tracksite is a neat visit.

It is cool to be able to put your hand in a dinosaur footprint.

If you look at the dirt walls above the tracksite you can spot and collect ancient seashell fossils.

I had a lot of fun collecting several seashell fossils.

There is a place for picnicking if you wish, as well as bathrooms.

The landscape around the tracksite is neat, too.
Written July 6, 2013
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Kim P
North Potomac, MD41 contributions
Sep 2015
Found this place online and had to check it out when we were near Shell. It was hot and dusty and totally worth the effort. My daughter and I had a good time finding the tracks and stalking along the dry riverbed just as some dinisaurs did long ago. There are rest rooms, a picnic area with shade, and a walkway. Even wheelchair bound fossil hunters can get to the footprints.
Written September 12, 2015
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Monte S
Colbert, WA80 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
The site allows you the opportunity to stand on 65+ million year old mud turned to rock and walk with the prints of dinosaurs. The experience of being able to think about my place in this ancient and wonderful world of life was very remarkable to me.
Written June 26, 2013
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Mark M
Medina, TX83 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
A bit off of the beaten track, but worth a visit. The 5 mile drive from Hwy. 14 takes you through beautiful rock formations and big sky country. We saw quite a few Pronghorn and quite a few birds soaring above.

The site itself has some very nice improvements, including restrooms, interpretive signs, a partially covered boardwalk and benches. All-in-all very nicely done. We walked right down into the creek bed to see the dinosaur footprints. Most are quite faint but some of the larger ones are obvious.

It is incredibly quiet and peaceful out at the site and worth a visit for that reason alone.
Written September 24, 2015
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Faye Y
United States27 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
After seeing the sign to Red Gulch, I feverishly hollered to turn around. Turning onto this mere slight textured crevasse, I do mean road, about a mile or probably three, the road really is a bit bumpy but the view is beautiful. We were in a Nissan Altima, the ride was fine, you don't have to have a four wheeler to get there. It is a ways back there but go anyway. Especially if you love history and want to know more and "see more" about epochs, then this is really worth that little trip. Getting to the actual sight, is right in the middle of an ancient ocean shore. No trees, no venues and no shopping. Straight out dino tracks on the ground that were made in a mud-ish soil that hardened then were covered by sand. Outstanding!
If it is hot the day you go or the sun is very bright, take an umbrella. It was very warm and really bright when we went, which made it hard to see the tracks. There is a covered patio that you can stand and sit under. There is also a diagram of how the tracks are on the "ballroom" floor. Some of the tracks are hard to see, have the sun behind you, especially to take pics. There are also fossils of different types there that you can find and take home.
With the feel of where dinosaurs rome and to see it, at the cost of $0, except a contribution, It really is worth it.
Written March 20, 2018
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