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Dinosaur Ridge
Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge

Mon-Sat from 9am - 5 pm, Sun from 12-5pm
16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, Colorado

The basics

The highlight of Dinosaur Ridge is a 2-mile (3-kilometer) paved trail featuring more than 300 dinosaur tracks, plus fossilized bones and ripple marks from a prehistoric ocean. Visitors can walk or bike along the trail for free or pay for a 1-hour guided bus tour that stops at the most interesting sections. There's also a hop-on hop-off shuttle for those who want to explore independently without walking the entire way (check the website for shuttle operating hours).

The main visitor center features interactive exhibits that showcase what the area looked like during different prehistoric periods, plus simulated dino-dig boxes for kids.

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Red Rocks, Dinosaur Tracks, & Gold Mine Full-Day Tour
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Red Rocks, Dinosaur Tracks, & Gold Mine Full-Day Tour
USD180.00 per adult
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Awesome day trip
Bree was an awesome tour guide. She was really kind and welcoming. I loved that we had a small group, just three of us. Bree had a many facts and points of information for the locations we visited. Bree was a safe driver and did everything she could to make sure we had a great time without feeling rushed.
Danielle_B, Jul. 2022

Things to know before you go

  • If you're planning to walk the trail, wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers.
  • Bring sun protection and a water bottle to stay safe amid the high-altitude elements.
  • Walking the trail round-trip will take 1–2 hours.
  • Kids age 2 and under go free; ask about active military and veteran discounts.
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How to get there

Dinosaur Ridge is located about 30 minutes west of downtown Denver in Morrison, just east of the intersection of Alameda and Colorado State Highway 470. Free parking is available at the visitor center parking lot.

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When to get there

The site is open seven days a week year-round except for Thanksgiving (the last Thursday in November), Christmas (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1). May through October, the visitors center is open daily 9am to 5pm, with shorter hours November through April. Check the website for tour departure times.

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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

This natural amphitheater and famous concert venue is right next to Dinosaur Ridge, so the two foothills attractions can easily be visited in one day. You can drive to both, or access the Dinosaur Ridge Trail directly from Red Rocks entrance 1. There's even a discovery center on the trail’s west side that's designed just for visitors entering from Red Rocks.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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