The Red Gulch dinosaur track site contains many rare Middle Jurassic age dinosaur tracks embedded in limestone. Located on public land near Shell, Wyoming, this site covers 40 acres set-aside by the U.S. government’s Bureau of Land Management.
The tracks at this site were laid approximately 167 million years ago by dinosaurs that may have been similar to the “raptors” depicted in the movie Jurassic Park. The tracks are preserved in limestone, in an area that was once a beach that fringed the Sundance Sea. The tracks were discovered in 1997 and since then thousands more have been found at nearby sites.
Dinosaur dig sites
This area is not only world-renowned for its dig sites but for the rare dinosaur species that can be found in this area. Depending on the paleontologists working, and the time of the season, we can work to arrange for you and your children to spend a day digging up bones. It is amazing how kids, who are often impatient and have short attention spans, enjoy digging for hours concentrating on their task.