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Canon City, Colorado: Dinosaur Tracks

Conveniently next to a road, made by an ankylosaurus roughly 65 million years ago. Helpful signs point to the prehistoric imprints.

Skyline Drive, Canon City, CO
From Canon City drive west about two miles on US-50. Turn right under the arch onto Skyline Drive. Drive a half-mile and you'll see signs on the left calling attention to the cliffside dinosaur tracks. Don't park there; continue up the road about a hundred yards, park at the scenic overlook, then walk back to the tracks.
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Narrow road with drop-offs.

Roadside Dinosaur Tracks

Very cool to see but be aware this is a very narrow, steep, winding, one-way road with drop-offs on both sides. People afraid of heights -- beware.

[Kris, 08/21/2021]
Dinosaur Tracks

There are dinosaur tracks on the side of the road.

[Jeremy Beck, 05/29/2021]

The set of ten tracks was made by an ankylosaurus roughly 65 million years ago. They remained unrecognized until they were spotted by a paleontology student in the 1990s.

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