On-site Programs

Walking/Hiking Tour: Fossil Traces in Swampy Places

Travel back in time to Colorado’s ancient swamp environment filled with palm trees and the footprints of Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus. This program is a guided walking tour of our Golden, Colorado site: Triceratops Trail. (This tour does not take place onsite at Dinosaur Ridge.) Triceratops Trail is a hiking trail featuring a complete ancient ecosystem filled with worms, beetles, birds, lizards, and at least three different types of dinosaurs.

Length of program: 2 hours

Grade Levels: 3-12 (and adult groups)

Maximum Program Capacity (3rd-12th Grade): 65 participants (including chaperones)

Fee & Deposit: School groups – $5/student and non-teacher chaperones. Teachers are free. Non-school groups – $7/person. Staff is free. Minimum deposit for 12 participants required.

Free for Scholarship schools. For more information, click the link below. 


Get more detailed information about this program.

On Site Tour Sign-up

To sign-up, complete the on-site program request form.


Dinosaur Ridge offers full and partial scholarships for qualifying schools. These scholarships are available through the Field Experience Fund for Title I schools with 50% or more on the Free-and-Reduced-Lunch Program. Learn more about Dinosaur Ridge School Program Scholarships.

We also work with the Jefferson County Outdoors Foundation, which provides transportation reimbursement for qualifying schools.

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