HOURS & DIRECTIONS

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge facilities are open every day of the year except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Hours

Our hours change based upon the season:

Summer Season (May 1-October 31)

Winter Season (November 1-April 30)

 

Main Visitor Center Complex Hours:

(See above for Summer/Winter Seasons)

Located at 16831 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465

  • Main Visitor Center Grounds (including picnic area and outdoor restrooms)
    • Monday-Saturday: 9 am-5 pm (summer) and 9 am-4 pm (winter)
    • Sunday: 10 am-5 pm (summer) and 10 am-4 pm (winter)

 

  • Trek Through Time     exhibit hall (in the barn located behind the Gift Shop)
    • Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am-4:30 pm (summer) and 9:30 am-3:30 pm (winter)
    • Sunday: 10 am-4:30 pm (summer) and 10 am-3:30 pm (winter)

 

  • Main Visitor Center Gift Shop
    • Monday-Saturday: 9 am-5 pm (summer) and 9 am-4 pm (winter)
    • Sunday: 10 am-5 pm (summer) and 10 am-4 pm (winter)

 

  • Stegosaurus Snack Shack
    • Monday-Saturday: 10 am-2 pm every day from approximately June 1 to August 15.

Guided Tour Bus Hours:

(Tours buses depart from the Main Visitor Center Bus Stop in front of the Gift Shop)

Please consult the Public Tours page for information on purchasing tickets and an important note about the last bus of the day.

Summer Season (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Buses leave every 20 minutes

Every day (Monday-Sunday) 10 am-4 pm

Winter Season (Labor Day to Memorial Day): Buses leave once per hour

Every day (Monday-Sunday) 10 am-3 pm

 

Discovery Center Hours:

The Discovery Center is located at:

Red Rocks Entrance #1 on the West Side of Dinosaur Ridge.

17681 W Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO 80402

 

  • Summer Hours - May 1-October 18
    • Monday through Saturday 9 am-5 pm
    • Sunday 12 pm-5 pm
    • Current Hours - October 19-October 31
    • Monday through Saturday 10 am-5 pm
    • Sunday 11:30 am-5 pm

 

  • Winter Hours - November 1-April 30
    • Monday through Saturday 10 am-4 pm
    • Sunday 11:30 pm-4 pm

 

Directions

Main Visitor Center Complex Location

Our Main Visitor Center complex is easily found, just east of Alameda and C-470, where the highway intersection straddles Lakewood and Morrison. Once exiting C-470, travel just a few hundred feet to the west, and make a right (north) into the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center parking lot. It's located at 16831 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465.

Discovery Center Location

The Discovery Center is located at:

Red Rocks Entrance #1 on the West Side of Dinosaur Ridge.

17681 W Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO 80402

16831 W Alameda Pkwy.

Morrison, CO 80465

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