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Moore Cutoff Petroglyphs / Dinosaur tracks, UT

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 6,412 feet
Elevation Gain 44 feet
Accumulated Gain 120 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.6
 Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Ruins & Historic
 Backpack No
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Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Preferred May, Jun, Sep, Oct → 10 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:03am - 7:40pm
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Watch Out For Snakes
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 Likely In-Season!
Make this as easy or hard as you want. From the paved parking lot you can clearly see some rock art on the varnish covered boulders strewn all around from the molen reef. From casual observation to detailed examination of all sides of the boulders your sure to find ancient rock art as well as interesting inscriptions. Most impressive are the huge snake petroglyphs, one over seven feet long. A couple other highlights included a very detailed lizard, and an inscription from the CCC 1939.When your appetite for rock art has been satisfied look for some dinosaur tracks. You'll find them if you hike east from the parking lot and stay to the left of the old road bed. They span across a large flat topped sandstone boulder. There's no sign to point you to it but if you have ever been to an interpretive dinosaur site you will recognize them. They are quite impressive if you are into that kind of thing.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From I 70, take exit 116 toward the city of Moore. This is the Moore Cutoff Road, it's paved. Take it thirteen miles to the paved trailhead on your right.
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     90+° 8am - 6pm kills
    prehydrate & stay hydrated

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