From the Wikipedia entry for Torotoro National Park:

Torotoro National Park (Spanish "Parque Nacional Torotoro") is a small national park and ancient town in Bolivia founded about 250 years ago by the Quechuas and the Spanish. It is situated among the eastern mountain ranges of the South American Andes cordilleras in the area of Potosi Bolivia.

The park is especially noteworthy because of the many dinosaur tracks that you can see there.

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Torotoro National Park

Anzaldo Municipality About
Anzaldo Municipality, about half way between Cochabamba and Torotoro National Park. (784k)
River Valley Way
River valley on the way to Torotoro. (903k)
Scenic Gorge Way
Scenic gorge on the way to Torotoro. (986k)
Road Torotoro Paved
Where the road to Torotoro was paved, it was cobble stones like this. (945k)
New Road Being
A new road is being built to go from Cochabamba to Torotoro. (947k)
Village Torotoro
Village of Torotoro. (769k)
View Over Torotoro
View over Torotoro National Park from Ciudad de Itas. (798k)
Torotoro Syncline Rock
Torotoro Syncline. The rock layers were folded into a U-shape when the Nazca plate (floor of the Pacific Ocean) collided with the South America Plate and pushed up the Andes mountains. (675k)
Eastern Side Torotoro
Eastern side of the Torotoro Syncline. (770k)
Western Side Torotoro
Western side of the Torotoro Syncline. (697k)
Closer View Eastern
Closer view of the eastern side of the Torotoro Syncline. (775k)
Close-up Lobe Eastern
Close-up of one lobe of the eastern side of the Torotoro Syncline. (792k)
Trail Siete Vueltas
Trail to Siete Vueltas, the fossil site. (815k)
Farming Terraces Torotoro
Farming terraces in Torotoro National Park. (745k)

Ciudad de Itas

Road Ciudad De
Road to Ciudad de Itas. (803k)
View Over Ciudad
View over Ciudad de Itas. (877k)
Rock Formation Ciudad
Rock formation at Ciudad de Itas. (812k)
Rock Formation Ciudad
Rock formation at Ciudad de Itas. (883k)
Rock Formation Ciudad
Rock formation at Ciudad de Itas. (885k)
Iguana-shaped Rock Formation
Iguana-shaped rock formation. (1067k)
Small Canyon Ciudad
Small canyon at Ciudad de Itas. (961k)
Cave Small Canyon
Cave in a small canyon at Ciudad de Itas. (772k)
View Into Canyon
View into the canyon from the cave. (596k)

Cemeterio de Tortugas (Turtle Cemetery)

View Over Cemeterio
View over the Cemeterio de Tortugas. (861k)
Turtle Fossil
Turtle fossil. (1281k)
Pieces Fossilized Turtle
Pieces of fossilized turtle shells. (1149k)
Fossilized Turtle Museum
Fossilized turtle in the museum. (674k)

Fossils

Dinosaur Track
Dinosaur track. (1164k)
Close-up Foot Print
Close-up of one foot print. (1443k)
Ankylosaur Track
Ankylosaur track. (938k)
Track Theropod Bipedal
Track of a Theropod, a bipedal carnivore. (1025k)
Footprint Theropod Bipedal
Footprint of a Theropod, a bipedal carnivore. Size approximately 20 cm (8"). (1110k)
Footprint Theropod Bipedal
Footprint of a Theropod, a bipedal carnivore. Size approximately 15-20 cm (6-8"). (1013k)
Track Ornithopod Bipedal
Track of an Ornithopod, a bipedal herbivore. (1006k)
Footprint Ornithopod Size
Footprint of an Ornithopod. Size approximately 20 cm (8"). (978k)
Footprint Ornithopod Size
Footprint of an Ornithopod. Size approximately 20-25 cm (8-10"). (1176k)
Track Sauropod Quadrupedal
Track of a Sauropod, a quadrupedal gigantic herbivore. (1111k)
Footprint Sauropod Size
Footprint of a Sauropod. Size approximately 80-100 cm (31-40"). (1113k)
Footprints Sauropod Size
Footprints of a Sauropod. Size approximately 80-100 cm (31-40"). (920k)

Uma Jalanta Cave

Entrance Uma Jalanta
Entrance to the Uma Jalanta Cave. (1219k)
Entrance Uma Jalanta
Entrance to the Uma Jalanta Cave. (1171k)
Stalagmites Stalactites Uma
Stalagmites and Stalactites in the Uma Jalanta Cave. (884k)
Stalagmites Stalactites Uma
Stalagmites and Stalactites in the Uma Jalanta Cave. (737k)

Puentes Petreos (Natural Bridges) and the Natural Theater

View Natural Theater
View of the Natural Theater. (739k)
Natural Theater
Natural Theater. (976k)
Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge. (895k)
Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge. (981k)

Torotoro Canyon

Unfortunately View Torotoro
Unfortunately, this was my view of the Torotoro Canyon. (650k)
View Upper Part
View of the upper part of the Torotoro Canyon. (759k)
Upper Part Torotoro
Upper part of the Torotoro Canyon. (902k)
El Vergel Small
El Vergel, a small waterfall in the Torotoro Canyon. (784k)

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