Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite

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At BLM’s Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, you can imagine yourself walking along an ocean shoreline 167 million years ago with dozens of other dinosaurs, looking to pick up a bite of lunch from what washed up on the last high tide. The ground is soft and your feet sink down in the thick ooze, leaving a clear footprint with every step you take.

The discovery of rare fossil footprints on public lands near the Red Gulch/Alkali National Back Country Byway close to Shell, Wyoming, could alter current views about the Sundance Formation and the paleoenvironment of the Middle Jurassic Period.

If you have comments or need more information about the Tracksite, please contact:

Bureau of Land Management

Worland Field Office

101 South 23rd Street

Worland, WY 82401

307-347-5100

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