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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went to the gift shop/visitor center before we hiked up to see the ridge. The gift shop is neat with some really great gift options. It's very cheap to do the tour and take the bus, but we opted to hike with our 4-year-old. The actual hike required some carrying her, near the end, but it was a great... More

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Camberley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Flying visit on way to airport. Just incredible to see so much evidence at close quarters. Gift shop is also excellent and really good value compared to typical European prices.

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atlanta, ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Who says you can't get anything for free? Well you can here. My husband and I were surprised when we said we wanted to do the tour on our own and walk it instead of the tour bus. They just said ok here's a map, have fun! We were shocked there was no charge! Some of the sites along the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you go, just hike to the first real stop on the road which is the tracks. Those are interesting. But we hiked the entire way up the hill and then down the other side, it wasn't worth the effort it took in the heat in July. If you are there in the fall and it's cool out, then maybe.... More

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Slidell, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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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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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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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