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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465-9703
+1 303-697-3466
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great informative little stop just outside of Denver. We were glad we paid for the tour guide (Dino Dan). He was so knowledgeable and made us feel like a kid eager to learn more.

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dino Ridge is great if you have small kids or are really interested in dinosaurs. The self-guided road is quite steep so the $8 shuttle is good for transport. The shuttle driver stops at three sites and gives you some narration on what you're looking...More

1  Thank Ben D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although out of the way for those staying in metropolitan Denver, it is definitely worth seeing these natural history wonders. The dinosaur tracks and other imprints are amazingly well-preserved, and going out on the tour bus with a guide definitely adds to the experience. Even...More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (kids are 10 and 12), absolutely loved this attraction. We had low expectations, and really debated whether to take the bus tour, especially because when we arrived, they told us the next tour would not start for 45 minutes. We reluctantly...More

Thank Group_Hotel_Pro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice time seeing dinosaur tracks and prints. On the day we were there they had just opened a display of a raptor claw marks. It is a steep grade up the mountain so I would recommend paying for the shuttle.

Thank Yankee33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was super melting hot outside so I decided to take the shuttle. This was the best decision ever. The guide was funny with very good explanations about discoveries on Dinosaur Ridge. This will be your best 8$ spent for sure!

Thank jacynthev2016
Reviewed 17 September 2017 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 17 September 2017 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 14 September 2017 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 9 September 2017

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
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10 March 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
13 February 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
8 August 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.