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Butler Wash Dinosaur Tracksite

Butler Wash dinosaur track site
This site in Lower Butler Wash in Bears Ears National Monument includes several sets of tracks that were left by two different types of dinosaurs more than 160 million years ago.
These were made by meat-eating bipedal theropod dinosaurs which are the most common tracks seen in southeast Utah and likely are from Allosaurus.

Route to see the dinosaur tracks

From the parking area follow the short few hundred feet trail from behind the sign kiosk to where it drops down to a wash and rejoins the road. As the trail reaches the wash the tracks will be on the slickrock to the right of the road.

The tracks that are the furthest away are the easiest ones to identify. The other set of tracks are closer to where the trail meets the wash. They are much shallower and less distinct but there is one that is a little easier to make out than the others.
The interpretive sign kiosk at the Butler Wash dinosaur track site
  • Dogs okay
  • You can also just drive down the road and park right next to the site
Getting there
  • 10.2 miles west of Blanding on Highway 95, turn left onto country road 262  at ( 37.534619, -109.620696 )(2nd exit for Lower Butler Wash Road) 0.2 miles is a pull-off on the right with signage.
Pull off at ( 37.534517, -109.616845 )


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