T-Rex Hike

Philmont is home to one of only two confirmed Tyrannosaurus Rex footprints in the world! Charles Pillmore, a USGS research geologist, was mapping the North Ponil Canyon in 1983 and mentioned the possible dinosaur tracks in his field notes. In 1989, he shared the photos with Dr. Martin Lockley, dinosaur track specialist, and the confirmation occurred. Enjoy this easy, 4-mile roundtrip hike in the North Country of Philmont. This hike is family led, more information and maps are available at the PTC office.

Please remember to bring:

  • 2-3 liters of water
  • Snack food
  • Rain gear
  • Extra layers (as new Mexico weather is always likely to surprise us)
  • Sunscreen
  • Compass