Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trackways

Occasionally, some of the historic sites I visit do not quite live up to their hype. In my opinion, the Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trackways is such a site.

Here's the BLM's description: "The preservation of the tracks is fantastic, and this site is well worth a visit. There are sauropod tracks made by a brontosaur (probably a Camarasaurus, Apatosaurus or Diplodocus), as well as Allosaurus and small mammal tracks, all dating back to the Jurassic period."

Here's a photo of the sauropod tracks...

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These "tracks" look more like holes in the ground than footprints. I could not help but think some BLM employees decided to play a joke on the tourists.

Here's a photo of the Allosaurus track...

Can you tell which footprint belongs to an "old fossil"

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