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WARNER VALLEY DINOSAUR TRACKS – Hurricane, UT

WARNER VALLEY DINOSAUR TRACKS – Hurricane, UT

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: .4 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

The Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks are some of the most impressive in the area! There are at least three different types of dinosaur tracks evident in the rock strata. According to the archeologists who have studied the area, there are over 400 fossilized tracks! Not only is this a fun and easy hike with great historical value, but the area is shockingly beautiful! On your drive you will pass flaming red mountains and colorful clay filled rolling hills. The tracks are just a short walk from the parking lot! The trail heads up a small rise and then drops into a dry wash. The dry wash leads down to the dino tracks!

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

.4 miles

AVERAGE RIDE TIME

Hike time: .5 hour, Exploration time: .5-1 hour

GPS COORDINATES

Trailhead: 37°01’23.2″N 113°22’01.7″W
Dinosaur Tracks37°01’29.7″N 113°21’57.0″W

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

25 Miles (35 minutes driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes

BIKERS ALLOWED

No

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Spring, Fall, Winter

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Afternoon, Evening

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available

CAMP SITES

Dispersed Camping Available

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Sandy, Dry Wash

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead. From St George, head south on I-15 for about 4 miles and take the Southern Parkway (exit 2). Turn left and head east on on the Southern Parkway and follow it for about 10 miles. Take the Warner Valley Rd exit 7. Follow Warner Valley Rd for about 8 miles (dirt road is bumpy in areas, passable by car, but not recommended in wet conditions). You’ll see a sign that points forward to the Dinosaur Tracks. Continue for about .5 mile and you will cross over a cattle guard. Make an immediate left up the road that follows the fence line. A couple hundred yards up the road is the parking lot and trailhead.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

Information Coming

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hike St George

HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.

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1 reply
  1. Andrew
    Andrew says:

    Great little hike. A couple of notes, Warner Valley Road is exit 10, not exit 7. This road is not all weather. It is mostly sandy, but one hill towards the tracks becomes VERY greasy after even moderate rain. Use caution even if in 4WD. Make sure to stop in at Pearce Fort on the way back. There is obviously a lot to explore in Warner Valley.

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