Bunting Trail Dinosaur Tracks

Round Trip Distance: 1.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 4991 - 5161 feet
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Time: 1 hr.
Trailhead: Bunting Trail
Fee: none
Attractions: dinosaur tracks

The Bunting Trail Dinosaur Tracks are located in Kanab, Utah. The site consists of 2 theropod type tracks on a large boulder that can be found at the head of a scenic wash just off the Bunting Trail.

For turn-by-turn directions enter Bunting Trailhead into your driving app. Short of that turn west off of US 89A onto West Kanab Creek Drive and follow it to the trailhead. There is one turn that is marked by the sign in this photo.

From the parking area follow the signs for the Bunting Trail.

The easy to follow route is well marked with brown carsonite trail markers.

For the most part the trail is relatively flat with a slight uphill trend and a few shallow washes to cross.

Watch for a sign around the .6 mile point with a dino track on it that points up a side wash.

At the head of the wash there is another sign with 2 tracks that we think is to be interpreted as 'The Tracks'.

The sign is pointing right at this boulder with the little cairn on top. We mention this because a couple that we met that were hiking out had trouble finding the tracks once the reached the sign.

Like most impressions made in soft mud millions of years ago they lack a lot of definition but there is no doubt of what they are.

This boulder fell off of the cliff up above. It makes you wonder whether more tracks could be uncovered where this boulder was once attached.

With the Bunting trail being very easy to access by any highway vehicle and the hike itself being pleasant and easy the Bunting Trail Dinosaur Tracks are well worth visiting for those that are in the area and have an hour or so to spare. There are a lot more tracks to see at the Kanabe Dinosaur Track Site near the Port of Entry. That trail is a little more difficult but it does include more types of tracks. As far as the Bunting Trail tracks go, if you would like to see them for yourself all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.