BLM to host June 28 tours of Mill Canyon dinosaur track site
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The public is invited to join the BLM-Utah Canyon Country District paleontologist for a tour of a new dinosaur track site in the Mill Canyon area on Friday, June 28, BLM officials said in a new release.

Paleontologists and volunteers will be onsite excavating the track surface, and BLM paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster will lead short, interpretive hikes throughout the day. The guided hikes will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., officials said. During the walks, participants will learn how paleontologists differentiate between tracks and the dinosaurs that made them, as well as the importance of protecting track sites like the one in Mill Canyon, BLM officials said in the news release.

Those interested in joining one of the hikes should be at the site a few minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin. Participants should bring water and sunscreen.

Getting there

The site is located on Mill Canyon Road, 15 miles north of Moab off U.S. 191. Turn left onto Mill Canyon Rd. and travel approximately one mile to the “Y” intersection of Mill Canyon Road and Cotter Mine Road. Turn left onto Cotter Mine Road and travel one-half mile to a second parking area. The tours will begin at this parking area.

For more information, contact the BLM-Utah Moab Field Office at 435-259-2100.

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