Dinosaur Ridge is open.
You can safely roam and run, learn and debate, and enjoy a National Natural Landmark in Denver’s backyard. Learn more about our new protocols and processes.
Front Yard Facelift! | August 17-21
From Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st, we will be doing some beautification work at our main Visitors Center. We will be fully open during that time; however, parking will be limited. During that week, please park around the perimeter of the property, as heavy equipment will be present in and around the central parking spaces. Parking should remain adequate during this time; if the lot is full, however, please ask our staff for further guidance.
New at Dinosaur Ridge
- Private Bus Tours and Guided Walking Tours have been crafted to meet the State’s orders and keep our visitors, staff, and employees safe.
- You can download our new Audio Tour and experience Dinosaur Ridge Trail on the trail, on your phone! And, even from your couch!
- We’ve added an online education portal for dinosaur-lovers of all ages to learn and explore.
Dinosaur Ridge facilities are open every day of the year except
New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Dinosaur Ridge operates at different times depending upon the season. Use the charts below for information on our hours of operation and tour departure options.
In the event of severe weather, we may not be open or may close early. Feel free to contact us at 303-697-3466 on days of inclement weather to inquire about our status.
Main Visitor Center Complex:
- Take a 360 degree virtual tour of the Main Visitor Center Grounds.
|Visitor Center (Gift Shop)||Guided Bus Tours Departures||Walking Tours||Trek Through Time||Stegosaurus Snack Shack|
|Memorial Day to Labor Day||9:30am-4pm, every 20 minutes||9:30am start, Fri/Sat|
10:30am start, Sun
|Labor Day to Memorial Day||9:30am-3pm, one per hour|
|May through October||9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday|
|November through April||9am-4pm, Monday-Saturday|
|Approximately June 1 to August 15||10am-3pm|
Discovery Center Hours:
Located at: Red Rocks Entrance #1 on the West Side of Dinosaur Ridge. 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO 80402
|May through October||10:30am-2:30pm, Monday-Sunday|
|November through April||9am-4pm, Monday-Saturday
Main Visitor Center Complex Location
Our Main Visitor Center complex is easily found, just east of Alameda and C-470, where the highway intersection straddles Lakewood and Morrison. Once exiting C-470, travel just a few hundred feet to the west, and make a right (north) into the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center parking lot. It’s located at 16831 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465.
Discovery Center Location
The Discovery Center is located at:
Red Rocks Entrance #1 on the West Side of Dinosaur Ridge.