Our original plan of heading to Glen Rose for the Dinosaur State Park after Houston failed, because the long drive to Houston tired us and another long drive out to Glen Rose did not seem so much fun. Instead, we decided to hunt for dinosaur tracks in Leander, which isn’t far from Austin. Along the San Gabriel River near the 183 bridge, there is an unmarked trail that you could walk along, and most importantly the reason for a visit is to see the dinosaur prints embedded in the rock of the river bed. These prints are over 100 million years old and it’s so fascinating they’ve been preserved for so long — it was definitely cool to see them!
We observed 12 tracks from Acrocanthosaurus, the largest theropod dinosaur to exist. If you look closely, you’ll see the three toes in the indentations.
In the following shots, look closely and you’ll see a series of the tracks moving forward.
Hearing from others that there are also Brontosaurus tracks, we saw a couple — but we’re not positive — that could be the tracks of the sauropod dinosaur.
Also, we found a mysterious print; it’s definitely a print that appears to be a big foot of some sort, but who knows what it really is. Nevertheless, it was fascinating to observe the dinosaur tracks. Perhaps when we’re not sick of driving long distances, we’ll take that trip to Glen Rose to see more dinosaur tracks after all.