Dinosaur Tracks

Field review by the editors.

Moen-avi, Arizona

There are 160 million-year old dinosaur tracks along a riverbed in Moenkopi, Arizona, five miles west of Tuba City.

Two Native American couples sit in their pickup truck waiting for visitors; then suggest "tips or donations." On the truck side is a spray-painted sheet that reads "Dinosaur Tracks." The tracks are spread over a couple of acres of mottled rock surface; some have been outlined in chalk in case you have trouble seeing them, or juxtaposed with small plastic toy dinosaurs.

Our guide, a Native American, kept asking us what country we were from.

The dino track tour business has supposedly been operating here in this DIY way since 1956 with generations of guides -- and even an opportunity to buy some Native American jewelry. Be warned: we've received a few reports of pressure by some of the guides suggesting tips of $20 per person. This is an unofficial attraction, with no electricity, phones, buildings.

Dinosaur Tracks

Tuba City Dinosaur Track Site

US-160, Moen-avi, AZ
Tuba City Dinosaur Track Site. On the north side of US-160 at milepost 316, five miles east of US-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.
$10 tip.
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