Wouldn't it be magical to spend your vacation walking where dinosaurs roamed? At Dinosaur Valley State Park, you can do this for a minimal cost! See real dinosaur fossils and tracks found in the Texas valley. Aside from learning and admiring the ancient relics, you can take in the fresh air on the various trails throughout the park.

In this guide, we will review everything you need to know about Dino Valley, from costs to activities. Let's explore it all!


1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX


8:30AM - 4:30PM


Children (12 and under): FREE
Adults: (12+): $7 per day

Is Dinosaur Valley State Park dog-friendly?

Pets are allowed in Texas State Parks, but pet owners must follow a few basic rules. Pets should be on a leash, in a car, or in a crate at all times. Leashes must be 6 feet or less.


So, you've heard that Dino Valley is a great vacation spot. But what can you do here? These are some of our favorite activities that the state park offers.


Obviously the main draw to Dinosaur Valley is the fossils and tracks. There are five different segments where you can find multiple sets of prints. You'll find either Sauropod tracks or Theropod tracks, both distinct and very exciting to find.

21 different sets of tracks can be found, and moving around the valley can make for a great time. Children will love this trek–especially if they love dinosaurs. But that doesn't mean adults won't find it cool.


After you're done admiring the tracks, you'll probably want to do something more adventurous! Several hiking trails pepper the valley, all practically begging to be explored. If you don't want to walk the path, but ride it in style, you can also bike across the dusty hills on your mountain bike. Just make sure to bring it along!

Rocky Ridge Trail
Distance: 2.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Paluxy River Trail
Distance: 4.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Black-Capped Vireo Trail
Distance: 4.1 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Cedar Brake Trail
Distance: 8.3 miles
Difficulty: Moderate


Need to cool down? The Blue Hole is the most popular place to swim in the park. With a small beach, calming reservoir water, and gorgeous rocky scenery make for an unforgettable swimming experience!

How deep is the Blue Hole?
20 feet deep

Dino Dive
If you're up for a challenge with friends, the Dino Dive is a recurring event that happens every year on January 1. People from around Texas congregate near Blue Hole to plunge in the freezing water. It is, after all, the coldest time of year to visit. Does this sound like a challenge to you? Prove that you can beat the freeze with ease!

Don't forget that you can rent a kayak from the park for a relatively inexpensive price. Each Kayak is about $25 per hour, making it an exceptionally great value.


Address: 1058 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX
Hours: 9AM - 5PM

Those who haven't had their dinosaur fill will be thrilled to stop by the nearby dinosaur museum. It's a great place to take kids after a long day in the sun. Museum exhibits, fossil digging, and life-size models of dinosaurs will keep you occupied for hours.
As you can see, Dinosaur Valley is a must-see location if you plan on staying with SkyBox Cabins. It's right around the corner, is a ton of fun for the whole family, and is affordable. We hope to see you exploring dino tracks this summer.