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Brian Davidson, long-time friend and staff member at Dinosaur Ridge, suddenly and unfortunately passed away late last week. He was the face of Dinosaur Ridge; greeting visitors as they entered the Gift Shop, answering all questions, and helping you with your purchases with a smile on his face. He is sorely missed and will forever be in our hearts and minds. 

Here's a little about Brian: Brian Arthur Davidson born April 26, 1972. Deceased July 3, 2014. Brian was born in Denver and lived his entire life in the area. He graduated from Bear Creek High School in Lakewood in 1990. Brian went on to study history at the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating in 1995. 

Brian lived in Morrison and was a longtime employee of Dinosaur Ridge. He also worked for ASI Testing in Denver as IT Manager. Brian enjoyed working with computers and computer games. He was an avid fan of Denver sports teams, especially the Broncos and Rockies. 

Brian is survived by his parents, Jack and Barbara Davidson of Lakewood; brother Eric Davidson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and niece Deanna Jones of Orlando, Fla. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brian Davidson Memorial Fund in care of Dinosaur Ridge via check (mailing address below), or credit card via PayPal or over the phone. You are also welcome to stop by the gift shop and make a cash donation. Please follow this link to our website and make a donation through PayPal. To the left under your donation it will ask if you would like to "add special instructions to the seller", and in this section we ask that you put "Brian Davidson Memorial Fund" so we can separate out these donations with any others. 

We'll miss you, friend.

Explore our website to see all that Dinosaur Ridge has to offer!

Visit our About Us section to learn about how our Exhibits and trails here at Dinosaur Ridge and at Triceratops Trail were created to help the public explore ancient Colorado and the creatures that once lived here. 

Walk with 90-foot, long-necked giants across a floodplain lined with streams, ponds, and watering holes!  Trace the ripple patterns left by Colorado’s ocean on Morrison’s sandy beaches!  Muck through Golden’s swamp under the shade of palm trees with Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex at Triceratops Trail!

Come have an adventure at Dinosaur Ridge!

Guided Shuttle Tours
Cost: $5 per person, 3 and under free. If you have a membership card please have your ID ready for verification. These membership cards are non-transferrable. You can walk the Ridge trail for free from the Visitor Center or bottom of the hill.

Indoor Exhibits
Cost: $2 per person, 3 and under free.

Visit our Summer Camp page! There are still some spots available for camps in July. Send Erin LaCount an e-mail at to check availability!

 We've updated our full Calendar of Events. Click to see what's going on this year!


Upcoming events:


July 19, 2014 (Saturday), Dinosaur Express (Located at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Fees apply).

 Dinosaur Ridge will partner with the Colorado Railroad Museum on July 19th starting at 10AM to celebrate dinosaurs and trains! Come explore our giant booth and participate in fun free activities like gold panning, fossil sifting, dinosaur track painting, and a scavenger hunt! You can purchase fun dinosaur toys and replicas as well as fossil and mineral specimens in our gift shop booth. A geode cracking station will also be available, and for $4 per geode you can crack your own and take it home with you! Come see us! Located at: 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403


Walk With a Geologist - July 19th, 2014 (Saturday, $10/person)

Come explore the geology of Dinosaur Ridge in depth on this series of hikes. Learn about the many different environments, landscapes and how they’ve changed over the last 300 million years! These Saturday programs 9:15am-11:30pm will be fully guided by a Dinosaur Ridge geologist and is geared toward adults. Not recommended for children. Walk With A Geologist is available to the public and a $10 fee.

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