Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison (always free)

Category: Parks Last Updated: Thursday, 16 July 2015


This park in Morrison, Colorado (southwest of Golden) is really an outdoor museum, where you can hike or ride a shuttle as you examine evidence of Dinosaur activity in Colorado. One of the popular Colorado attractions for kids.


The kids will love the Dinosaur footprints and other information along the ridge at the various driving stops. There is also a ridgetop hike that is beautiful and interesting, and you can link the hike up with the trails at Red Rocks if you want a longer excursion. Dinosaur Ridge hosts many events throughout the year at the visitor's center.


16831 W. Alameda Parkway in Morrison, Colorado. Map

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge web site, with general information and event listings: go

2015 Events:

Dinosaur Discovery Day: Reptile and Bird Day (August 8th 10am - 2pm)

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and several special guests on Saturday, August 8th 10 am to 2 pm to explore the relationship between dinosaurs and their cousins the reptiles, and their descendants the birds!  At the Visitor Center: Wild Wings will be here with live raptors (hawks, falcons, and owls), and the Denver Zoo will be here displaying many awesome reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, and even an alligator! Other special guests include the Morrison Natural History Museum, Rocky Mountain Reptile Rescue, and more!  On the Ridge: Scientists will be stationed along the trail to interpret the fossil and geological sites to visitors that hike up. Hiking is free. An optional bus ride will be available to those that would like to visit the sites without walking the whole Ridge at a cost of $4/person (3 and under free). For more information, contact: Erin LaCount - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check out http://www.dinoridge.org for more info and directions.