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The new Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center is OPEN! While we will still have our main Visitor Center open its regular hours on the C-470 side of Dinosaur Ridge, the new center has a brand new exhibit and gift shop!
It's located at Red Rocks Entrance 1, the first building on the right. Come see our new Brachiosaurus model! This dinosaur is in the lot near the picnic area, but will have a full exhibit installed in the next month or so. It has been named Brian in honor of our late friend Brian Davidson.

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!


You are invited to celebrate 25 great years of the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge as a nonprofit organization. Rock Out for the Ridge is a gala event on Saturday, October 18th, from 6-10PM. Activities include a fantastic dinner, live music, a presentation by Dr. Scott Sampson, and a silent auction. For more information, see our Rock Out for the Ridge page or contact Clare at


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.

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


Upcoming events:


K-Pg Boundary in Trinidad with Dr. Lou Taylor. Sunday, September 28, 7:30am~9pm,  

Touch the iridium layer that formed after the impact of an asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.  The geology along the way is also discussed.  $50 per person. RSVP with Amber at or 303-697-3466 x 107.


Girl Scout Day Registration is now open for Dinosaur Discovery Day: Girl Scout Day and National Fossil Day on Saturday, October 11, 9:30am-3pm

Girl Scouts must pre-register through the Girl Scouts of Colorado at: Hands-on activities will be available at the Visitor Center along with booths courtesy of the National Park Service, USGS, WIPS, Bear Creek Lake Park, Legendary Ladies, Reptile Rescue, Butterfly Pavilion, AIPG, plus others! Contact Amber at or 303-697-3466 x 107 for more information.

October 18th, 2014 (Saturday), 6-10PM, Rock Out for the Ridge ($75/dinner).

A celebration of 25 years as a nonprofit organization! Please join us at our biggest fundraising event of the year, which includes dinner, live music, a presentation by Dr. Scott Sampson and a Silent Auction with fantastic items. Questions or to make reservations, contact Clare Marshall at 720-407-8282 or


November 8th, 2014 (Saturday), 5-9pm, Night at the Museum.

Join Dinosaur Ridge as we celebrate Denver Arts Week. Fossil sifting, dinosaur track painting and other activities will be available on this evening. Tracksite by flashlight tours will be running for $3 per person. For more information contact Amber at membership@dinoridge.orgor 303-697-3466 x 107.
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