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In 2009, the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument was established to preserve and protect the distinct resources of the Robledo Mountains in southern New Mexico. The monument includes a major Paleozoic discovery by Jerry MacDonald . He discovered major fossilized footprint trails.

The trails include footprints of several amphibians, reptiles, insects and plants, some of which were previously unknown species. These discoveries in the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument give educational, scenic, recreational and tourism opportunities for the Robledo Mountains. This location has the one of the most scientifically notable Early Permian sites in the world.

Visitors can go hiking, horseback riding, and off highway vehicle driving in some parts of the monument. Visitors should only be careful because in the rainy seasons, thunderstorms are a hazard for hikers. During the warmer season, rattlesnakes are spotted around the area. Visitors can also view the trails but viewing is limited. Because of the trail's recent discovery, there are ongoing preservation and scientific study. As more fossils are discovered, they are moved to New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
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