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McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area

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McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area reveals yet another extraordinary landscape. A mere 146-156 million years ago, this area was the basin of shallow lakes surrounded by tropical vegetation, the perfect conditions for creating fossils. Many dinosaur fossils can be seen embedded in the rock along the Trail Through Time, and at Dinosaur Hill. At Rattlesnake Canyon, don’t miss Rattlesnake Trail and walk amid the second largest concentration of natural arches in North America. Enjoy boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and primitive camping. This untouched area doesn’t have a visitor center or services, so come prepared with water, food, a full tank of gas, and please pack out your trash.

Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 244-3000


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