#1 Dinosaur Tracksite in the Nation!
Home of the world’s first Stegosaurus discovery, with more than 300 amazing Cretaceous dinosaur tracks, dozens of Jurassic dinosaur bones, and many other trace fossils.
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for all ages
Dinosaur Ridge is an absolute must for all ages. There’s nothing like placing your hand in the center of a dinosaur footprint, seeing the fossils, and learning all you can from the welcome center. There are various trail options for all abilities and a gift shop for those looking for souvenirs – which includes gems, minerals, and molds of real raptor claws! Can’t recommend enough.
Highlight of denver trip
Highlight of our Denver trip. What a surprise package. We had kids ages from 5 to 9 and they were surprisingly engaged by the shuttle tour driver/guide and was a very engaging 45 min trip. I myself learnt many things that no documentaries or museums could teach me! Highly recommend the stop over and taking shuttle tour.
This place was so cool! There’s a parking lot which was great. I don’t mind a hike, but this was mostly a paved road. You can hike up further on a trail. I would love to hike the trail next time. There were families and couples, was a family friendly place. The views from the paved trail were wonderful and breathtaking. I’m from KY, I don’t see this type of thing every day. 10/10 would recommend.
We stopped at Dinosaur Ridge as part of a day trip up to Mount Evans. This is a great first stop on your way west of Denver. Being able to see footprints and fossils up close is an amazing experience. The best part was the bus tour that we took.
Great place to go
If you are into dinosaurs and fossils this park is for you. You can see real dinosaur footprints and impressions in the rocks. The fossils you will see are worth it. The gift shop was great with lots of interesting rocks at reasonable prices. Great place to go with kids or anyone interested in geology and dinosaurs.
Seeing dinosaur footprints and fossils in their natural environment is a drastically different experience from seeing them moved into an indoor museum. Highly recommend the short 1.5 mile walk through Dinosaur Ridge!