ARE YOU PLANNING YOUR VISIT ON October 16, 18, or 19?

Access to the EAST SIDE of Dinosaur Ridge will be CLOSED on 10/16, 10/18, and 10/19. Please visit our Discovery Center at 17681 W. Alameda Parkway (near Red Rocks entrance #1) on those days.  Access to the Bones Quarry, Brontosaur Bulges, or any sites on the west side will only be available from the west side. You can park at the designated lot at the foot of the road and walk up. People hiking or taking the tour can still access the east side sites up through the Ecology Stop. Access to the Dakota Ridge Trail from the east side of the Ridge is CLOSED on those days as the repair is just before the trailhead staircase. We will run modified tours of the Seaway, Swamp/Crocodile Creek, and the Tracksite on 10/16, 10/18 and 10/19 from our Main Visitor Center for $6/person. Click here for a detailed map.


  • Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m. : Girl Scout Day

    Join us for our annual Girl Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge! It’s also National Fossil Day, so come learn about fossils and celebrate. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. We’ll have representative from area STEM organizations with activities for the girls.

    New this year- earn requirements towards these Arts in the Outdoors Badges:

    •  Daisies – Outdoor Art Maker
    • Brownie – Outdoor Art Creator
    • Junior – Outdoor Explorer
    • Cadettes – Outdoor Art Apprentice

    Date: Saturday, Oct. 14

    Location: Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison

    Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You are welcome to come anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Girl Scouts should plan to arrive by 1 p.m. to allow 2 hours to complete activities and badge work.

    Cost: $6/Girl Scout, $5/other adults, youth. Children under 3 are free. Optional National Fossil Day patch available the day of the event for $3.

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 12.

    We will accept walk-ups the day of the event.

    Registration questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at

    Event questions? Please contact Erin LaCount at

    Click here to register:


  • Saturday, October 28 at 8 a.m. : Volunteer Training

    Join us for our Volunteer Training class on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center! RSVP is required at This class and tour will cover all aspects of Dinposaur Ridge from our founding to the sites that we see and educate about today. It is highly recommended for all new volunteers and staff, as well as those looking to brush up on their facts. We look forward to seeing you there!! Please RSVP to no later than Tuesday, October 24 to guarantee a spot and sufficient materials.

ONLY $8/person

Our Adventure Pass includes access to both of our exhibit halls, Trek Through Time and The Discovery Center, and a guided shuttle bus tour of the Dinosaur Ridge Trail.

Kids ages 3 and under are free!


Dinosaur Ridge and its many programs depend on donations and volunteers to keep educating and preserving. Without generous people like you our world-famous track site would cease to exist. Please consider making a donation today, or volunteer your time as a docent, tour guide, or helper.



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