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Dinosaur Ridge Tours and Activities

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Dinosaurs once roamed the earth, and they once walked the ground in Colorado. We only know this from the dinosaur bones, tracks, and marks left behind at Dinosaur Ridge, just west of Denver. Known as one of the most famous sites where dinosaur bones have been discovered, they were first unearthed in 1877 by a local professor. Their display increased public interest in dinosaurs and prehistory, sparking excavations throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Later, in 1937, dinosaur tracks from the Early Cretaceous Period were found.

These steps can now be traced on the Triceratops Trail, a half-mile journey through fossils and imprints as much as 68 million years old. There’s also a Dinosaur Ridge Trail which, at 2 miles roundtrip, circles through the rocky landscapes of dinosaur tracks and bones.

The Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center is also worth a stop to learn a bit more about the area and the dinosaurs past. You can learn as the excavation process as well with an interactive simulated dinosaur dig.

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Mon-Sat from 9am - 5 pm, Sun from 12-5pm
16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, Colorado
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Small-Group Half-Day Tour Foothills of the Rockies from Denver

Small-Group Half-Day Tour Foothills of the Rockies from Denver

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First-time visitors to Denver appreciate this opportunity to escape the city for a few hours to see key attractions in the foothills. Let a professional do the driving on mountain byways, while you sit back and take in the sights. Sample from local breweries or shop in Golden's historic downtown; enjoy great views from the top of Lookout Mountain; spot buffalo as they graze along the highway. Snacks and bottled water are included on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Red Rocks, Dinosaur Tracks, & Gold Mine Full-Day Tour

Red Rocks, Dinosaur Tracks, & Gold Mine Full-Day Tour

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This tour is unique because we take guests on a trail that only locals know about at St. Mary's Glacier Hike. We will ascend through the stunning Colorado forest and end with a breathtaking panoramic view.This is one of the most accessible and fulfilling trails in Colorado (1.5 miles round-trip). Additionally, we will go to Beau Jo’s Pizza for famous Colorado Mountain style pizza where the crust is baked with honey. No other pizza compares and is something you can only get here. You'll get to stroll back in time through a mine that has been passed down for 4 generations. At the end you will receive an expert lesson in panning for gold and have the chance to test your skills (and keep what you find!) on this tour. We have the insider access from start to finish during this tour.
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  • 8 hours
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What are Dinosaur Ridge hours of operation?
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Dinosaur Ridge hours of operation: Mon-Sat from 9am - 5 pm, Sun from 12-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dinosaur Ridge can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Dinosaur Ridge tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Dinosaur Ridge 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dinosaur Ridge costs USD 66.67. Guided Dinosaur Ridge tours start around USD 66.67 per person. See all 2 Dinosaur Ridge tickets and tours on Viator.
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