Dinosaur tracks in Last Chance Bay.

Discussion in 'Lake Powell Recreation' started by Robert, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Robert

    Robert New Member

    Hello there,
    Back in July, my family and I finally made it back to the lake after a 3 year absence. We had a newbie with us, so we decided to see some sights we hadn't seen in awhile. We went looking for the dinosaur tracks that are/were "upside down" on a protruding ledge in the last finger of Last Chance Bay. We couldn't find them.

    Does anybody know if the ledge finally gave way, or were we just looking in the wrong place?

    Just curious,
  2. wayne gustaveson

    wayne gustaveson Administrator Staff Member

    Yes I felt really bad when looking for the tracks in March of 2015 and finding that the rock layer had fallen off the wall during the winter. I still feel bad when going into the last canyon on the right in Last Chance and not being able to show off the dinosaur tracks to those new to the area.

    A similar set of tracks still exists along the horizontal cut in the middle of Tapestry Wall near Cedar and Knowles Canyons. If you ever get in the upper lake there are some tracks there.
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  3. Robert

    Robert New Member

    Well, darn. At least I wasn't losing my mind.

    Unfortunately, we usually don't make it that far up lake, but I will remember this. Thanks for letting me know.
  4. PBH

    PBH Well-Known Member



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  5. SSGviper

    SSGviper New Member

    Wow, thanks for the pics! I had no idea those were there! Are there any other places like this?
  6. Gem Morris

    Gem Morris Well-Known Member

    Yes, there's lots of them - you should get this book:


    But, it doesn't identify specific locations. For reasons of vandalism we try to steer away from getting specific on locations.

    There are a few well known ones here and there, like the one at Rainbow Bridge.
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  7. wayne gustaveson

    wayne gustaveson Administrator Staff Member

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016
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  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Isn't that the same wall that has the US flag on the very top? I will have to look closer next time we are at the lake.
  9. Gem Morris

    Gem Morris Well-Known Member

    Yes, same wall
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  10. Dungee Fishing

    Dungee Fishing Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pics of Tapestry, we've tried a few times to locate them but didn't know specifically where they were. Will definitely take a look at them now. Fascinating stuff
  11. GregC

    GregC Well-Known Member

    At these water levels you need to take telephoto pics and zoom in to see them!

  12. Bart

    Bart Well-Known Member

    Nice Tapestry Wall pictures