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Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, Colorado 80465 USA

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“Dino footprints everywhere!”

This 1.5-mile trail along Alameda Parkway, between Rooney Road North and County Road 93, has hundreds of dinosaur tracks, a quarry of dinosaur bones, and interesting geologic features. To hike the Ridge will take between 1-2 hours and is about 2 miles round trip.  Originally uncovered accidently during the construction of West Alameda Parkway in 1937, the large tracksite was open for 52 years until the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge was formed to aid in preservation and protection of the footprints. Many tracks were vandalized or completely removed, though a single track found its way back in 2007 (this track and its story can be seen in the Trek Through Time exhibit). Today, after an expansion of the main site in 1994, over 300 tracks have been identified. Of those at least half are periodically colored using charcoal by Dinosaur Ridge volunteers to help visitors see the tracks in the sandstone.

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This is an amazing place where you can see actual dinosaur footprints fossilized into the earth. They discovered many bones too. The bus ride was so good! The drivers are so knowledgeable about... Read more

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This is a great often overlooked area in Denver. Highly recommend for some prehistoric education and astonishment. This is one of the few place where dinosaur footprints exist, especially on this... Read more

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A great spot for some fresh air and hiking or biking. Car traffic is prohibited, so it's safe. There's a paved road that inclines up for about 3/4 mile, and then down the other side of the... Read more

Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison, Colorado
80465 USA
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  • Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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