The Utah Friends of Paleontology will rendezvous in Moab for the first time at its annual meeting next month, giving locals an opportunity to explore sites and learn from experts about the dinosaurs that once roamed the area.
PROVO, Utah — The discovery of a new dinosaur unearthed in Utah was published this week, and BYU researchers have named the 32-foot herbivore Moabosaurus Utahensis in honor of the city of Moab.
Moab’s first locals!
Some of the most ferocious meat-eating dinosaurs that trod the earth over what is now Utah also were hunting on land that now is known as Spain, the discovery of a track in Utah suggests.
For two years, ReBecca Hunt-Foster helped sweep the layers of dirt away, revealing the prehistoric treasures preserved below. With careful determination, the paleontologists uncovered millions of years of dust and silt, exposing the cache.
Does Cinderella’s fossilized slipper fit the Allosaurus? Read more about one argument as to who made the dino tracks at Copper Ridge near Moab.
One of my favorite roadside stops is down a dirt track off Utah’s state road 191. Provided you don’t miss the turnoff around mile marker 148.7, and the soil hasn’t turned to a sucking mire by rain, the rough road will lead you through the desert scrub to a little parking lot with a Bureau of Land Management signboard at the start of a short trail. It’s not far from there. Hike up onto the tan stone and you’ll soon find yourself standing among the footsteps left more than 150 million years before.
Big things are happening in Moab. Have you heard of the Moab Giants Museum? Read more to find out about this wonderful new addition to southern Utah!
With the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” opening in theaters, there’s plenty of opportunity to be entertained — or frightened — by dinosaurs.
Authorities are looking for a vandal after a set of dinosaur tracks northeast of Moab, Utah was found filled with plaster.