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Dinosaur Valley is one of the most picturesque areas of Texas. Hundreds of Dinosaur tracks are preserved in the bed of the Paluxy  River. Along with a pair of full size Dinosaurs of more recent vintage. Dinosaur Valley State Park preserves the best of the Dinosaur tracks, along with some very good mountain bike tracks and hiking trails. As well as a prime Billy Bather zone. And one of the best attractions in all of North Texas, that being the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center which is just a few miles from Dinosaur Valley.
Dinosaur Valley State Park, located northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County. Dinosaur Valley State Park is a 1,524.72-acre park through which the scenic Paluxy River flows. Dinosaur Valley is also a National Natural Landmark.

Dinosaur Valley contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks existing in the world.

Limestones, sandstones, and mudstones of the Glen Rose Formation were deposited during the early Cretaceous Period some time around 113 million years ago along the shorelines of an ancient sea.

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A view from high above the Paluxy River. Can you spot the Dinosaurs lurking above the trees in this photo? They seem to have been domesticated; penned in with a concession store adjacent---as you can see below in the zoomed in view from the same location high on the limestone cliffs above the Paluxy River..


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After a tour of duty at the 1964 New York World's Fair, this pair took up permanent residence in a valley frequented by their ancestors.

Brachiosaur Sauropod (formerly known as Brontosaurus)
is the Official State Dinosaur of Texas


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DINOSAUR WORLD has opened in a 22 acre park just outside Dinosaur Valley State Park. In addition to 100 life-size Dinosaurs there is a Museum, Picnic Area, Dinosaur Walk, Fossil Dig & Gift Shop. Admission is $12.75 for Adults, $10.75 for Seniors over 60, $9.75 for Kids 3-12, Friendly Dogs on a Leash are Free. Parking is also Free. For more info go to the DINOSAUR WORLD website.
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The constant stream of Dinosaur trackers making their way across the Paluxy River.

Dinosaur Valley State Park covers 1524.72 acres. The land was acquired by Texas in 1968 with the state park being opened to the public in 1972.

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From the trail high above the Paluxy we see some Billy Bathers taking a break from Dinosaur Tracking.

The camping facilities in Dinosaur Valley State Park are very good, roomy, some overlooking the Paluxy River. You may be wakened by a foraging armadillo during the night.

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Further along the trail some more Billy Bathers diving for unknown reasons.

 

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A group of Dinosaur Trackers make their way back across the Paluxy River.

footprints.jpg (38037 bytes) Judging by the foot size this would seem to be a Dinosaur sized human standing by a Dinosaur footprint.
dinoprint2.jpg (30456 bytes) A trio of footprints.

Limestones, sandstones and mudstones of the Glen Rose Formation were deposited in Dinosaur Valley during the early Cretaceous Period, about 113 million years ago, along the shore of an ancient sea. During the last million years or so the layered formations have been eroded and sculpted by the Paluxy River.

dinoprint.jpg (17287 bytes) A footprint close-up.

Hope you enjoyed tracking Dinosaurs...


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