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Dinosaur Ridge

#2 of 13 things to do in Morrison Features Animals
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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465-9703
+1 303-697-3466
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The hike out was easy--an old paved road. It was in full sun the whole way. It is hard to see the bones, etc in the wall. Even the full wall of prints is easier to see in pictures than when the sun is bouncing...More

Thank buckeyegirl2005
Reviewed yesterday

Recently my family and I took a trip to Colorado. Before traveling, I went on TripAdvisor to look up things to do in the area we would be traveling. I saw Dinosaur Ridge as one of the options. Being that all of my kids at...More

1  Thank Laurie813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The $8 gets you into a small museum ...we thought we were smart and did not pay so we just parked at the base of the hill where the road is blocked off and walked up...made it past some cool fossils and the main Dinosaur...More

2  Thank clairann2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 7 year old grandson and it was a hit with him. But I was very interested myself. You can drive to it and look for yourself for free but it was worth the $8 for the guided tour. Our guide was very...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$8.00 per person gives you access to the little museum and the guided shuttle up on the ridge. Our guide was informative, and let us get out in a few spots of interest. The view on the ridge of Red Rocks is spectacular. If I...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped early. We looked at the exhibition hall. The guy was great. He interacted with my daughter and taught us a few things. We didn't get to take the bus up to see the site do to time strain. We wanted to stay and...More

Thank creativekristy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there is muti place with true dino tracks easy to get to [ or cheap bus tip ] and lots of info to see and enjoy well set out for all levels. Love

Thank larry t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the hike across from the Discovery Center (also across a bit from Red Rocks Amphitheater), and enjoyed it. The fossils are along a closed road (the old W. Alameda Parkway?), and apparently while they were building the road they found or uncovered a...More

2  Thank Charlie_Hotlanta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My five year old loved this place! Since we had two small kids with us, we opted for the shuttle tour which was only $5/pp. our guide was very knowledgeable and patient with my little guy. The adults had just as much fun as we...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun and informative for the entire family. Plan on a decent hike to see and read the dinosaur info. Amazing

Thank exptraveller2014
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How do I get here using public transportation? Are Taxis / Uber available ?
9 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
Can you push a stroller on tours?
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
Are dogs permitted on the trails?
7 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.