Looking east toward the mouth of Clark Canyon
(just beyond the low hill with light–colored rocks on the right). The
Purgatoire River runs from right to left through the center of the picture. The confluence
of the Clark Canyon and Purgatoire Canyon water channels is at the extreme left.
Looking downstream to the northeast. The sudden turn to the east
of the Purgatoire River's water channel is visible in the distance on the right. (The darker
brown lines mark the path of the channel.)
Looking southeast from within the rock cliffs.
The water channel runs straight north
into the wall at this point, then turns east toward the middle of the
canyon before turning north again. This location is easy to spot on satellite
views. The mouth of Miller canyon is visible in the far distance on the extreme right.
A view of a water–sculptured section of the rock face along the north wall.
Piñon trees can be seen growing out of the rock.
Looking southeast across Purgatoire Canyon. The Dinosaur Tracks area is about
a mile farther upstream to the right.
One of the many pieces of the cliffs that have broken off and
are lying at random angles on the slopes below.
Part way up the slope on the north side.
A small valley immediately north of the ruins of
an old Spanish church and cemetery. The valley is directly across from the mouth
of Clark Canyon. The view is to the northwest.
Purgatoire River dinosaur tracks area – (photo from
Google Earth, posted by "srstacy" – full resolution). This area is about a mile
or so upstream from the mouth of Clark Canyon. The low hill topped by
light–colored rocks (at top left), is the same low hill prominently visible
in several of the pictures in the above slide show.
Search for "dinosaur tracks purgatory creek colorado"
in Google Earth, then in the list created, click on "User–created content for dinosaur
tracks purgatory creek". (The sidebar has to be visible to see this list.)
This will fly you to the location.
Wikimapia satellite view of the dinosaur tracks/Clark Canyon area.
The dinosaur tracks are just above the crosshairs. Clark Canyon is the canyon on the
right, coming in to the Purgatoire from the south.
Screen shot of Wikimapia's view of the entire Purgatoire Canyon area.
The approximate boundary of the Army's "Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site"
is in yellow. The Dinosaur Tracks area is near the northeast corner of the
maneuver site, marked by crosshairs.
– [mouse–over rectangle to see army land]).