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: 1.5 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.

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.