Guided DinoTracks Hikes Are Back! El Pasoans Can Explore Path Dinosaurs Walked
Attention fellow dino-nerds, Insights is restarting its monthly in-person DinoTracks Tours.
Guided public tours of the dinosaur track site near Mt. Cristo Rey were suspended in 2020 when Covid first tried to make us go the way of the dinosaurs, but starting in February of 2023 First Saturday DinoTracks Tours are back.
Dinosaurs in the Borderland
Fact: dinosaurs used to call home what is now Sunland Park, New Mexico some 80 million to 100 million years ago. And those giant lizards straight out of the Cretaceous period left behind acres and acres of fossilized dinosaur tracks around the Mount Cristo Rey area that you can still see evidence of today.
The prehistoric impressions, including massive trackways where it looks as though a herd of dinosaurs passed through, was discovered by a UTEP geology student in 2002.
DinoTracks Tour Takes You Where Dinosaurs Walked
On the first Saturday of the month, Insights El Paso Science Center tour guides will take you on a 2-and-a-half-hour, 3-mile fun, active, and educational hike along the same path the dinosaurs once walked.
The hikes take place on the first Saturday of every month. The first is scheduled for Saturday, February 4 starting at 1 p.m.
The guided tours is $15 a person. You can find more details and purchase tickets online HERE.
4 Things about Dinosaurs They Didn't Teach You in High School*
• “Rawr” in dinosaur means “I’m going to eat you.”
• Most dinosaurs were vegetarians. And just like most vegetarians, they were insufferable.
• Not all of them were killed by a meteor or global warming. Some were taxed to death by city government.
• There was a little-known species of sleazy dinos that spent all its free scamming drinks and hooking up. It was known as the “Skankasaurus”