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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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Our friends recommended we visit Dinosaur Ridge while we were in the area. We chose to hike (about 2.5 miles total) rather than taking the bus tour, which is $6 per person. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lombard, Illinois
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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our friends recommended we visit Dinosaur Ridge while we were in the area. We chose to hike (about 2.5 miles total) rather than taking the bus tour, which is $6 per person. The placards at various places along the way gave enough information that we felt our decision to do the self-guided tour was correct. If you are thinking that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great History Lesson., Amazing point of view of how the land has change form, from millions of years ago. Go back in time and walk with the Gaints. I guarantee, it will make your think and wow you. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and will try to answer the majority of your questions and your kids will ahh you of... More 

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mt vernon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually went in summer 2014, but didn't have the option to pick that. Neat hike, beautiful scenery, and cool Dino footprints.

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was staying with a friend in Lakewood and asked to stop here. I have a love for all things geological and paleontology! We stopped into the little museum and got a 10-15 minute run down from the expert (Dino Dan) of what we would be seeing on the trail. We walked the trail (2 miles round trip) and saw... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I specifically made a detour to Dinosaur Ridge during our CO vacation to bring our three year old dinosaur OBSESSED daughter there. she was in absolute heaven. it was a bit different than i envisioned looking at the website but she loved it. the part we did was free, you could pay for a 45 minute ride/tour... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really fun and educational time. The people are very nice and knowledgeable. It was a beautiful day. The walk to see all of the dinosaur footprints was beautiful. The next time we go, we will do the shuttle rude. The gift shop is also fun and very educational. Will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At Dinosaur Ridge you have the option of walking the trail for free or taking a $6 bus tour. We (myself plus my 7 and 9 year old children) opted for the tour were grateful we did. Our tour guide, Dan, was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was great to be able to hear so much information and ask questions.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the end of a week in Colorado & on our way home and had promised the 11 year old dinosaurs. We didn't have time to go out to Dinosaur National so this is where we stopped.We walked rather than taking the bus because there were 6 of us.I'm sure the guided tour would have been better but... More 

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Genesee, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend taking the bus tour of the site. The driver is knowledgable a nod offers a great deal of information sprinkled with a few puns. If you don't want to ride the bus you can walk the road, which is closed to all traffic other than the bus. Seeing dinosaur foot prints, bones in the rocks and waves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used this attraction as a stop on our way to Manitou Springs. It was a great 2.5 mile round-trip hike on a paved road that is now closed to automobile traffic. When the road was first made in the 1930's, fossils were found in the mountain being excavated. Both trace fossils and bone fossils can be seen. Interpretive signs... More 

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