Visit Dinosaur Ridge

Enjoy a National Natural Landmark in Denver’s backyard.
Plan your visit at Dinosaur Ridge

Plan Your Visit

Info on what to bring, ticket prices, things to do, and where to go.

Hours & Directions at Dinosaur Ridge

Hours & Directions

Seasonal operating hours and directions to help you plan your visit.

Public Tours at Dinosaur Ridge

Public Tours

Great for small groups, couples, and individuals. Guided tours are available daily from our Main Visitor Center.

Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center

Main Visitor Center

The Main Visitor Center is where to begin your visit at Dinosaur Ridge. Explore the indoor Exhibit Hall, our kids Dig Areas, and the Gift Shop. Bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors.

Dinosaur Ridge Martin G. Lockley Discovery Center

Martin G. Lockley Discovery Center 

The Martin G. Lockley Discovery Center is our secondary museum and gift shop on the west side of the Ridge just inside Red Rocks Park & Ampitheatre entrance #1. Exhibits focus on the unique plants and animals that lived in Colorado 60-150 million years ago.

Dinosaur Ridge Trail

Dinosaur Ridge Trail

Dinosaur Ridge Trail is the primary visitor experience at the Ridge. Take in the nation’s the #1 ranked dinosaur tracksite, the bones quarry, the Brontosaur Bulges, and other points of interest. Options include:

  • Walking the paved road at your own pace and reading interpretive signs along the way
  • Downloading an audio tour to your smartphone
  • Signing up for a guided weekend walking tour
  • Buying a ticket for a guided bus tour
Triceratops Trail

Triceratops Trail

Triceratops Trail is a gravel hiking trail located in nearby Golden, Colorado, where visitors can see dinosaur, bird, mammal, insect, and invertebrate tracks, trace fossils, and other areas of scientific significance. Seasonal guided walking tours can be reserved.

Help Dinosaur Ridge

All programs at Dinosaur Ridge are funded by donations and made possible with support from volunteers. Without generous people like you, this world-famous tracksite would not be as open and accessible to visitors as it is today. Please consider making a donation, becoming a member, and/or volunteering your time to help keep the work at Dinosaur Ridge going and growing.

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