Did you know that there are 98 million year old dinosaur footprint fossils just 10 minutes from downtown El Paso? Our trained DinoTracks hiking guides will take you on a tour of this prehistoric landscape.
The Insights El Paso Science Center now owns 211 acres of DinoTracks at the border of 2 countries and 3 states, thanks to a generous donation from Stanley Jobe . The site was donated to Insights following the initial discovery of the dinosaur footprints by geologist Eric Kappus in 2002. Millennia of geological activity has changed the wet environment to an extreme and arid desert, but with a trained eye, we can still see the evidence of an ancient dinosaur beach at the DinoTracks site today.
Join Insights for prehistoric tour of fossilized dinosaur tracks right in the heart of the Border Region. Trained hiking guides will take you on tour of 10 different geology sites.
DinoTracks Guided Tours:
Tours can be catered to each particular group’s special interests. Tours last about three (2.5) hours and accommodate all ages. Topics we can cover include:
- Animal tracking basics
- Aquatic/marine fossils
- Chihuahuan Desert Plants and Animals
- Dinosaurs and Paleontology
- Fossil formation
- Geologic history
- Trace fossils
- Tectonic Plate Activity and Earthquakes
- The Rio Grande River Basin
- Sedimentation and Erosion
Insights offers three different DinoTracks tour options:
Are you an educator interested in taking your class on an educational DinoTracks tour? Insights provides discounted DinoTracks tours for school groups, TEK-aligned DinoTrack lesson plans, and ample bus parking. Visit this link to find out more information about our school tours.
Would you like to arrange a private DinoTracks tour to fit your schedule? We are happy to schedule tours for scout troops, families, or clubs on a time and date of your choosing. Follow the link above to book a private tour for 8* or more people.
Take a self-paced DinoTracks tour anytime using our new Explore AR tour app. These augmented realty tours, available in English and Spanish, provide a fun way to explore the DinoTracks site at your convenience.
First Sunday Public Tours (Suspended)
On the first Sunday of every month, Insights will offer a guided public tour of our DinoTracks. First Sunday tours offer an active learning experience suitable for the whole family. Click the above link to find out more information about this series and to book your tour.
Please remember that the DinoTracks site is private property; if you would like to visit the DinoTracks site without an Insights tour guide, then you will need to review this use agreement and our liability waiver to submit a request.
Are you interested in helping Insights protect and develop educational access to the DinoTracks site? Learn more about our Friends of DinoTracks volunteer and advisory group.
Thank you Stanley Jobe!
DinoTracks tours would not be possible without the generous donation of 211 acres of property to Insights. Following the discovery of the DinoTracks in 2002 by Eric Kappus, Stanley Jobe donated the property to Insights El Paso Science Center to protect the dinosaur tracks and be developed as an educational resource for the Border Region.