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Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
+1 303-697-3466
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur bones, plus many other trace fossils from ripple marks... more » Owner description: Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur bones, plus many other trace fossils from ripple marks to plant impressions. At the Visitor Center, you can visit the gift shop, sluice mine for your own mineral or fossil finds, or take a Trek through Time in our exhibit hall. « less
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Slidell, Louisiana, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We decided to take the bus tour because it was only $5 a person and thought we might get a little more information. Glad we did. Our tour guide was very informative and fun. If you decide to walk it, there are informational signs along the trail and the trail is paved. Great place for kids.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to Dinosaur Ridge 3 times, most recently with my 4 year-old nephew, and each time found it to be a little disappointing. There are some nice hiking trails, but the dinosaur footprints and fossils are not as exciting as you'd imagine. There is only one area of footprints and one of bones, and interpretation is limited. On... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great attraction. Really must go here. So close to the city to see dinosaur tracks and rock formations millions of year old. The first time I went here, you could drive your car. Now you walk on the road or take the tour. I always like to hear the narration and learn. Also the road is very step.

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Colorado, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went up today not knowing about this place. You can take a bus tour of the site for $4 each person, or drive up past the gift shop to the gate at the base of the "trail" and hike up. We decided against the tour. I went with my 10 and 12 year old. The "trail" is a large... More

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LEJ45
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I’m not even all that into dinosaurs, but we figured what the heck? We did the actual tour, which is a great deal and so worth it. The young gal who was our guide is passionate and informative—a great combination. Yes, you can walk to the sites, but I really recommend the tour. That aside, the actual stops along the... More

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Burlington, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm not sure that dinosaurs were the big attraction. Yes, the had foot prints outlined on the shale. And they had plastic dinos in the gift shop. But the trail up to the top of the ridge was the hit with my kids. We climbed and climbed and had a great view of the Red Rocks. Very impressed with the... More

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Drumright
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went here with my daughter who loves dinosaurs. Finally found someone who worked there, tried asking a question was told one sec and they never showed. Left and went somewhere else.

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Stockton, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. We took the guided tour. Cost $5/person, but was worth it. Our guide was kinda weird though and didn't know how to handle oddball questions from our six and five year old. Overall, a great lesson in our planet's history. I would definitely recommend this.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We paid for the tour. It was 5.00 pp and well worth it. I used to hang out here when I was younger. I always wondered why the ridge was never protected. Our tour guide/driver was knowledgeable. My grandkids enjoyed the hands on areas on the ridge and had all their questions answered. at the top the driver gives you... More

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Peyton, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went with our grandchildren, and they enjoyed it, just as we did. Staff makes it a fun tour, and explains everything quite well. Not many places you can see dinosaur prints on a short bus tour. Would be fun to hike, which is free, on a cool day. It is uphill. The day we were there it was mid-90's... More

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