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Come have a summer adventure at Dinosaur Ridge! Guided tours available daily and an indoor exhibit hall to explore!

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!

  • Triceratops Trail Notice: The bike path that leads to the Triceratops Trail trail head is closed for the next 17 months due to construction. Please click here to see a map that will lead you to the new entrance while construction is taking place.

Guided Shuttle Tours
Cost: $6 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:

August 3 - TriceraTOTs (Wednesday10 a.m. 

A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child non-member, $3/child member, adults free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will now take place at the new Discovery Center located at 17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO 80402 - Red Rocks Entrance #1. Tours@dinoridge.org

August 4 - Come Catch 'Em All! (Thursday3 p.m.-8 p.m.

Dinosaur Ridge is staying open late to have a special night where we cater to our #PokemonGo fans! 

Dinosaur Ridge has 25 total PokeStops and three gyms along the Ridge and at our Visitor Centers. This event will have guided bus tours of our dinsoaur tracksite that also makes drive-bys of 20 PokeStops and two gyms! The guided bus tour to our fossils is $3/person (3 and under free). 

A special table with a Pokemon scavenger hunt and some prizes will be at the main Visitor Center (16831 W Alameda Parkway), and a table with some purchaseable snacks and free water will be at the top of the trail.

This special late opening is for anyone of all ages and is free (save for the optional bus tour). Come catch 'em all!

August 13 – Reptile and Bird Day: Dinosaur Discovery Day (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come on over to Dinosaur Ridge today to see live birds and reptiles! We’ll be celebrating the relationships between these groups of animals with special guests like the Denver Zoo, Wild Wings Environmental Education, and many more! We’ll also have hands-on dinosaur stations at the Visitor Center and scientists along our trail to teach about the fossil footprints, bones, and the local geology to visitors. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

September 7 - TriceraTOTs (Wednesday10 a.m. 

A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child non-member, $3/child member, adults free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will now take place at the new Discovery Center located at 17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO 80402 - Red Rocks Entrance #1. Tours@dinoridge.org

September 10-18 – Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show.

Dinosaur Ridge will have a large booth partnering with our friends at PaleoBond and Dinosaur Brokers during this show! Come see some neat replica skeletons, dig in a dig box for real fossils and gems, and perhaps take a dinosaur friend home with you from our Gift Shop booth!

September 16-18 – Denver Gem and Mineral Show (48th Annual)

Dinosaur Ridge will have a large educational booth at this gem show with fun dig boxes, hands-on activities, and neat replica fossils to see and touch! Come check us out! Dinosaur replica fossils for sale (pending approval – information subject to change).


Top 150 Fun Things to Do in Denver
2016 Certificate of Excellence
from Trip Advisor
Top 150 Fun Things to Do in Denver 2016
2nd place on 9 News' "Where to find dinosaurs in Colorado" list


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