In 2003, dinosaur tracks were discovered by geologist Eric Kappus at Cerro de Cristo Rey. These dinosaur tracks are 97 million-years-old! Nature trails and guided tours are available for you to explore this prehistoric landscape.
The Insights El Paso Science Center owns 211 acres of dinosaur trackways at the border of 2 countries and 3 states. A long time ago, the Chihuahuan Desert was actually very wet. Millennia of geological activity changed the environment, but we can still see the evidence of dinosaurs here today.
Join one of our docents for a personal tour of the Dinosaur Trackways near Sunland Park. We have trails with various footprints from the Cretaceous Period. Visitors can also visit a fossil bed as well as the massive trackways where it looks as though a herd passed through.
Dinosaur Trackways Guided Tours:
Tours can be scheduled for groups of six or more through a moderate three mile hike through this prehistoric landscape. Tours can be catered to each particular groups special interests. Topics we can cover are:
- Animal Tracking basics
- Aquatic fossils
- Dinosaurs, trace fossils, and prehistoric crocodilians
- The Rio Grande River Basin
- Sedimentation and Erosion
- Volcanism, Earthquakes and Tectonic Plate Activities
$15 per person for general tour audiences
$12 per person for education and non-profit groups
Tours last about 2-3 hours and accommodate all grades (subjects including; Earth & Space, Biology, Organisms & Environmental Sciences).