Dinosaur Ridge Program & Business Operations are Closed
Dinosaur Ridge will be suspending all program and business operations, starting Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29. Our goal is to protect staff, volunteers, and visitors and those whom those people might come into contact with, from the extreme transmissibility of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
It is possible the shutdown will extend past March 29th as we monitor the situation and take recommendations from the county, state, and national health officials.
Please note, the Ridge itself is open for walking and bicycles.
Visit our Updates & Alerts page for future Dinosaur Ridge operational updates.
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:
|Visitor Center (Gift Shop)||Guided Bus Tours Departures||Trek Through Time||Stegosaurus Snack Shack|
|Memorial Day to Labor Day||9:30am-4pm, every 20 minutes|
|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||9am-5pm, 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.