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The Jurassic Period on Earth.

Jurassic, that means we must turn the old clock back just 200,000,000 years.
If that number bothers you, it is two hundred million years.
Pertaining to a period of the Mesozoic era succeeding the Triassic and followed by the Cretaceous.

It was characterized by the dominance of Dinosaurian reptiles and the earliest bird forms.
It is believed that all dinosaurs were extinct by the end of the Mesozoic period.


You say photo not possible?
Well, maybe, with a little imagination it is.
Besides, a few hundred million years ago it could have looked just this way.


That will teach you to try and hurt my baby.

Photos taken at exit or mile marker 292 on Arizona Interstate 40
just 3 miles east of Holbrook, Arizona.








Yes, Petrified Dinosaur Tracks

To view larger version of map click here.


Take plenty of drinking water with you and snacks.

There is gas and food in Tuba City some 10 to 12 miles east on 160.


After you pass the Cameron turn off to the Grand Canyon, the
Tuba City turn off will be approximately 15 to 17 miles north on 89.

Just as you get to the intersection to state route 160 to the east to Tuba City,
you should see a very small wooden sign that says
Dinosaur Tracks, with an arrow pointing to the east.
Even if you don't see the sign turn east onto state route 160 to Tuba City.

In about 3 - 4 miles there is another wooden sign on the
South side of the road with an arrow pointing North and saying, Dinosaur tracks.

At this point turn off the road to the North.
On your left you will see several make shift tent like stands
with Indians selling their wares. Also there will be a few
Indians there who will show you the tracks.
The tracks are only a few yards off of the road and very easy to get to and see.


As you park your car, this will be the scene you see as you look out through your windshield.

Even though you can not see them from your car, you are looking out at the
Petrified Dinosaur tracks just a few yards out in front of your vehicle.

Here is an E-mail I received from a Mr. Vincent Santucci
Chief Ranger Fossil Butte, National Monument


Subj: Re:dino-tracks
Date: 9/4/00 10:48:25 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: (Vincent Santucci)

The Tuba City tracksite is well known. The site was originally studied by Dr.
Sam Welles in 1971. There are two dinosaur track types that are preserved in
the Early Jurassic Kayenta Formation. The two tracks were named by Welles, the
larger being called Dilophosauripus and small being called Kayentapus. There is
some question as to whether these names are valid or they actually represent two
more commonly used ichnogenera Eubrontes (larger tracks) and Grallator (small

The site is on Navajo Tribal lands and some of the locals are often on site to
provide a tour of these tracks.

Vince Santucci


He did send a paper on the tracks, however I found it hard to under stand, so I won't put it on.


So, let's get out the car and take a short stroll to see the Dinosaur tracks.

Some times there will be water in the tracks which makes them much easier to see.


Arrows are pointing to the ends of the toes.



Once again the arrows are pointing to the toes.
These 4 track photos were taken within 25 to 50 feet of where you would park your car.



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