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Dinosaur Ridge

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16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465-9703
+1 303-697-3466
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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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16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465-9703
+1 303-697-3466
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved this adventure. We spend about 2 hours here. We touched and saw real Dino bones and fossils. You can walk or take the shuttle- I would recommend the shuttle!! So worth it and the guide was fabulous!!

Thank aahenderson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were a little hesitant on this one. The website is super cheesy. And the visitors center has a similar motif. We opted to skip the museum and bus tour and did the free self guided tour. It is super steep, so we'd recommend that...More

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such an awesome time – my daughter was just in probably the whole idea of dinosaur tracks! It's always a great visit and there's always something new to learn!

Thank Erlen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way back from Red Rock Amphitheater to I-70. About 3 mile round trip walk from the roadside will take you millions of years back. Ridge has interesting geological features, has fossilized bones and tracks of dinosaurs and crocodilian preserved in...More

Thank Tulika_sac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great find! We had one day in Denver but did not know what we wanted to do. We really wanted something that our 3 yr would also enjoy. It was a tough choice to make between the Dinosaur Museum and the Dinosaur...More

Thank swetaanar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for little kids too. Giant sandpit to dig for dinosaur bones! Bus that takes you to see the bones, small charge although it's a nice walk and that's free

Thank Mel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to this dinosaur place today. It was convenient to get to right near C-470 in NW Denver, had enough parking available, had a small, but interesting main office and dinosaur relic souvenir shop, had restrooms available, different options...More

Thank craigkordic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our bus tour was $8. Worth it to hear our guide (TJ) point out the sites. Some things may not be obvious. The small museum was nice too. The parking is tight and the bathrooms are very stinky ( outhouse style).

Thank kaiscat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing walk round dinosaur ridge! As you walk up and round the ridge you have the opportunity to see in situ a fossilised sea bed, dinosaur bones and most amazing of all dinosaur footprints. There were so many footprints and you could actually...More

2  Thank Amelia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always walked the road to see the footprints and other fossils. They do have a guided shuttle tour. The museum is informative and has various fossils and models. Kids enjoy digging in the sand pit for real fossils too. It is free to...More

1  Thank Korin
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March 9, 2017|
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Response from rich n | Reviewed this property |
Hi public transportation you would have about a two walk to the stop Yes to Taxis & Uber
February 13, 2016|
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Response from TuscaTraveler | Reviewed this property |
The road part of the tour to see the footprints and the major things you see on the guided tour had a pretty decent incline, but is doable fairly easily if you are in at least moderate shape. If you mean getting of the main... More
August 7, 2015|
Response from FODRStegosaurus | Property representative |
Yes as long as they are on a leash. Do be aware that there is the potential for snakes on and off trail so do try to keep dogs out of tall grass.