Aug 5, 2010 2:51 PM by Greg Boyce

Dinosaur track tours offered

The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into the Picket Wire Canyon south of La Junta this fall. Tours begin the first Saturday of September and run through October. These primitive canyons are in the Comanche National Grasslands and are home to the largest dinosaur track site in North America.

Guided auto tours are the easiest way to visit Picket Wire Canyonlands and learn about its rich, colorful past. During the tour, guides show visitors difficult to find dinosaur tracks and point out the interesting prehistoric, historic and natural features of the canyons.

All day tours (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) are offered on Saturdays in May, June, September and October for a fee of $15 per adult or $7.50 per child. Due to rough roads, visitors will need their own four-wheel drive vehicle.

For additional information or to make reservations, call the U.S. Forest Service at 719-384-2181 or visit the web site.



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