Non-profit Information

Mission Statement

Dinosaur Ridge educates and inspires wonder in visitors of all backgrounds about the science and history of the fossils and natural resources found at Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and related paleontology sites. We practice responsible stewardship with a strong commitment and urgency to preserve the fossils and natural resources for future generations.

Vision Statement

Dinosaur Ridge engages all visitors as they experience the wonder of science and history through the unparalleled concentration of paleontology treasures, including the #1 Dinosaur Tracksite in the United States.

Legal Information

The non-profit group Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Jefferson County Open Space’s sole official licensed tour operator of Dinosaur Ridge and Triceratops Trail.

Legal Name: Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
Tax ID Number: #84-1146279

Financial Accountability & Transparency

Earlier years of the reports and forms below are available upon request from our Development Director at

Ridge Report

File Name
2022 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report

990 Forms

File Name
2022 990 Form
2021 990 Form
2020 990 Form

Transparency & Inclusivity

Candid Seal of Transparency

Dinosaur Ridge has earned the Candid Seal of Transparency which is given to non-profits that are committed to transparency and inclusivity. Visit our GuideStar Non-profit Profile to find up-to-date information about our people, recent financials and general data that goes beyond an IRS Form.

For More Information

Contact Amy Atwater, Director of Development.

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