WATCH: Footprints in Stone – San Angelo's Prehistoric Tracks


SAN ANGELO – Cooler temperatures are a sure sign that autumn has arrived in the Concho Valley and that brings seasonal changes with great opportunities to see the beauty of the natural world in a different light. 

Did you know San Angelo has its very own prehistoric tracks preserved in stone?  

They are located in the north end of the San Angelo State Park and the hike to get there is a good 1 1/2 miles, but the site is well worth the trip.  

Recent rains have covered some of the Permian era tracks under shallow water which makes them a little easier to see in the morning fall sunlight.  

See the video of the Permian era tracks below: 

According to information at the site, "At about 300 million years old, the nearby Permian Period tracks are unique and uncommon, occurring in only a few places around the world.  These tracks were made 90 million years before the dinosaurs! Although we can't be sure what animals made these tracks, we do know who was roaming around at that time.  Extra-large primitive amphibians like Eryops and reptile-like creatures called synapsids, predecessors to mammals, such as Dimetrodon are two examples.  Scientists have discovered 26 different trackways in Little Foot Draw." 

See photos below: 

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