Moen-avi, Arizona: Dinosaur Tracks
Tuba City Dinosaur Track Site
- US Hwy 160, Moen-avi, AZ
- Tuba City Dinosaur Track Site. On the north side of US Hwy 160, five miles east of US Hwy 89 or a little over five miles west of the turnoff for Tuba City. Turn north onto the dirt track, then drive about a quarter-mile to the vending tables. Lock your vehicle.
- Daylight hours.
An unofficial off-the-grid attraction on rocky land near the highway. Native American guides direct you to dinosaur tracks in the rock surface. Recently reported: guides expect tips of $20 or more. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Dinosaur Tracks
This was an amazing experience for my family! Easy to find, beautiful drive to get there, and the guides were so friendly and informed! If you have a couple of hours to spend, you would not be disappointed![Amy Frost Frisch, 01/19/2013]
This was a cool little stop-off. However I was a little nervous about our "guide." He was a little pushy when it came to his "tip/donation" -- but probably harmless. However, just to be safe, I would not recommend going alone.[Juice, 12/29/2012]
I went with my Northern Arizona University geology class. I just wanted to address the posts made about the guides. Although giving a "donation" is a very decent thing to do, it is not necessary. If you're interested in having a guide take you to specific places straying from the main attraction, you will need to pay them (whatever they ask). Otherwise, don't let anyone tell you that you have to pay a certain amount to see the tracks, as there is no admission fee. Again, you should tip them out of kindness, but don't let them demand money. If you're in the area, you should also pull off the road to find some petrified wood. Then go to Coalmine Canyon, which is both a beautiful and possibly scary hike.[Gean Shanks, 05/08/2009]
Stop if you have a chance. Intriguing to see! We were headed toward Colorado on Hwy 160 when we came across a roadside sign that read "Dinosaur Tracks." We pulled onto a gravel road and were greeted by a Native American man. He asked if we wanted to see the dinosaur tracks and I asked how much it cost. He said a donation. We parked and my husband and I debated on how much of a donation to give. We agreed on ten dollars but only had a five and a couple of twenties. Our guide was very nice. He told us several times that we could take pictures. He showed us many dinosaur tracks in the limestone, petrified dino poop, a fossilized claw, fossilized plants, and an amonite. The guides would pour water into the tracks to make them stand out more. He pointed out where the Grand Canyon was and Mt. Humphrey, the tallest point in AZ. We asked him questions about his community, the reservation, the climate, etc and he was very willing to share whatever he knew. He said that he follows the archeologists around whenever they come out and that's how he's learned everything he knows about these "fossils". When my son & I kinda wondered off exploring, my husband paid the guide twenty dollars. We felt that was fair for his 30 minutes of time. There was only one woman there selling jewelry, but since it was March, it was still early in the season.[Lisa, 03/28/2009]