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Address: 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-697-3466
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Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few...

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.

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Interesting stop - must do if you're in the area.

We walked up the hill to the ridge and it was a pleasant walk, great scenery, and interesting sites at the top. Make sure you go up/down each side of the ridge to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Jennifer E
Uniontown, Ohio
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Uniontown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We walked up the hill to the ridge and it was a pleasant walk, great scenery, and interesting sites at the top. Make sure you go up/down each side of the ridge to see the different dinosaur tracks. If you can find someone who knows their stuff, they can help explain what you're looking at. We were lucky enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Absolutely worth the look see! Its an moderate but easy walk and so very interesting. My niece just loved seeing the dino bones and foot prints!

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Great place to get some general info, but the real fun is in the guided tour. Our guide was a blast and she knew a ton, and very willing to answer any questions. Well worth it to take the tour.

Thank Daniel C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We visited the Red Rocks then came down the hill to see this. Cute little museum that accepts donations. We got a map and explored the trails. Fun for all ages. The weather was nice the first week of November when we went so we were able to spend a little extra time on the trails.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We did a combo: Dinosaur Ridge and Triceratops Trail later. If you go see one you should go see the other. If you are big on dinosaurs and/or geology I would add in the Morrison Museum. All three sites tell a paleontological and geological story of this area on the western side of Denver near C470 and I-70. I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Excellent hiking, running, Dino prints, views, etc. Free views and historical hikes. The old quarries are great as well. Must see if you visit Denver.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We moved to the Denver area in May 2015 and just got around to exploring Dinosaur Ridge this weekend. It was really cool, you can do a self guided walking tour or they have a shuttle bus with a geologist that will guide and provide narration. There are stops along the way with plaques that tell you a little about... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the fact that I'm a huge fan of both history and science. Those two things collide in a fantastic way at Dinosaur Ridge. Located in Morrison, CO, just outside of Denver, it is a great little adventure. It isn't much on flash (very simple building and gift shop where you purchase your tickets and then rocks where... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

there is a nice little museum on one side of the ridge for those not equipped or able to hike. They also have a shuttle that gives a tour for a fee.There is a neat trail to hike that has actual footprints still available undisturbed! Took our grandlove there for a visit and she seemed to thoroughly enjoy herself. Check... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My son is a dinosaur lover so we had to go. The hike was fantastic as was the history of the place. It is only accessible by school bus or shuttle (paid). Or you can go on foot for free.

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