Dinosaur Tracks, AZ

Recently, on a summer drive from Phoenix to southern Utah, my brother suggested I stop to see the dino tracks near Tuba City AZ. I have driven this highway probably more than 100 times and never knew about this little gem. Suffice it to say that I was more than satisfied. As a photographer and science nerd, or at least someone who loves to learn about paleontology, I was in heaven. As you can see from the photos, there are hundreds of tracks in a very small area. Our guide Michael (a local Native American) gave me a little bit of archaeological information but they felt like guesses, mostly. As I’m no scientist, I had no information but what I could see: amazing specimens of Dino tracks of several shapes and sizes. Mostly three-toed with claws. You can imagine how the area was once wet and muddy. Unfortunately, looters have damaged or taken many of the fossils, so I hope someone figures out a way to protect this area soon.