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“Fantastic to see! Poorly protected.”
Review of Dinosaur Tracks

Dinosaur Tracks
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Tuba City
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Owner description: These are dinosaur tracks on the side of the highway on the Navajo Nation.
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We visited here on our way back from Monument Valley.

The tracks are incredible and that's what the 4 stars are for. However, the people who show you round are unknowledgeable and misinformed. They told us that various different shapes of footprint were all "Raptor" prints.

We turned up about 7pm when the sun was setting and were shown round by a lady who was packing up. The site is poorly preserved and this made us sad. The lady trampled all over the tracks and the signs leading up to the site are literally painted on wood. It's a shame the Government don't own this land as you cannot imagine it being so poorly looked after in that case. Sadly, we envisaged the tracks would be lost to damage soon. We tipped $10 but many have said they were hassled for more money. The lady seemed fairly content with that amount though.

The lady took us on a 10 minute tour of the tracks and they really are impressive. We saw tracks and bones and even fossilised eggs - incredible! The lady poured bottled water into the tracks to show us them although this was completely unnecessary as we could see them fine without. The water cooling the rock, warming up and then evaporating twenty times a day in the track prints will only contribute to their erosion. Sad really.

All in all, I love dinosaurs and this was worth seeing for me. But the poor way it's looked after hurts to see. Also, we didn't feel threatened like many have said but we were a part of 2 men and 1 woman and arrived to see only a lady there. Maybe if circumstances were different we would have had a different experience.

Thank dan_saviola
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

It is definitely worth the trip to see these dinosaur tracks. You can easily find them as there are markers to help. I was a little surprised at the small size as I was expecting much larger prints. Fortunately, there were lots of them to see!

Thank jnjdougan
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We spotted the hand painted sign that read, "Dinosaur Tracks." As soon as we turned down the dirt road, we thought we'd have to venture out on our own to spot the tracks. Once parked, we saw tables set up with hand made jewelry. A native Navajo took a few of us on a guided tour and pointed out all of the tracks, poop, egg and a Ammonite fossil. There were more prints than we expected and I had no idea that we would see more than just dinosaur prints. This is quite impressive and worth the stop. Like others have stated there is no fee just a donation which is appreciated.

1  Thank beaches
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I have been coming here since I was a kid (40+ years now), and recently introduced it to my children on a summer trip. Shawn was our guide and he was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the tracks and area, but he seemed genuinely interested in what he was explaining. My youngest (9) said the best part was "All of it," though he especially loved measuring himself against the Pterodactyl fossilized skeleton to compare it's massive size, and sitting on the fossilized dinosaur dung. I even gained a new appreciation for the site.Though most are not college-educated, the guides are more well-informed about what you see here than many so-called "smart folk." TIP: BRING LOTS OF WATER AND BE SURE TO OFFER A BOTTLE OR TWO TO YOUR GUIDE! They go through a great deal of water on walks outlining the tracks, and it is the least one can do to replenish the supply since they live off of the tips (NO SET ADMISSION PRICE) received from visitors. HAVE FUN and don't be afraid to explore!!!!!

2  Thank J G
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stopped at this on our way to our hotel in Tuba City; I wasn't expecting much because it doesn't look like much. What a mistake - it was great fun. We spent two hours here, first with a guide and then wandering on our own. There are tracks, eggs and bones from all kinds of dinosaurs (even a T-Rex!), most of which we would have missed if the guide hadn't pointed them out. The setting is gorgeous as well.

BTW, the guides work for tips and ours was great. Unless you're a paleontologist, I'd highly recommend going with a guide.

1  Thank Hastings1066
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