Best Place to Travel Back in Time

Ice Age fossils at Tule Springs National Monument


Located where Decatur Boulevard runs past Shadow Ridge High School and into the Clark County Shooting Complex, this place is easy to miss. But a little extra effort is worth it, as this stretch of the newly designated Tule Springs National Monument is chock-full of Ice Age fossils. The barren wash and gullies opened up during the early 1960s Big Dig, and while the space isn’t particularly beautiful in the middle of a summer afternoon, it turns an orange shade of magic at dawn. Pay a visit tomorrow, and you may even run across a woolly mammoth tooth. Pay a visit down the road, and you may find a visitors center and designated walking paths.


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