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Events at Dinosaur Ridge

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, with the help of sponsors and special guests, organize dozens of programs each year for the public, Scout groups, and science organizations.  These special events occur mostly through the Spring, Summer, and early Fall, though our Fireside Chat lecture series goes through the winter.

We have programs for various ages, from our Dinosaur Discovery Days (all ages) to our Fireside Chats and Hike With series’ (adults).  Please call the Visitor Center ahead of time to verify the age appropriateness of a program before attending.

Browse our events page to find a family–friendly activity your whole group can enjoy!


Upcoming events:


Walk With a Geologist - August 16th, 2014 (Saturday, $10/person)

Come explore the geology of Dinosaur Ridge in depth on this series of hikes. Learn about the many different environments, landscapes and how they’ve changed over the last 300 million years! These Saturday programs 9:15am-11:30pm will be fully guided by a Dinosaur Ridge geologist and is geared toward adults. Not recommended for children. Walk With A Geologist is available to the public and a $10 fee.


Skyline Drive in Canon City with Dr. Lou Taylor August 24, 2014
(Sunday), 8am - ~7pm ($50/person).

 See Jurassic dinosaur tracks on this amazing day trip exploring the geology and paleontology of this area. Included: 15 passenger van rental and gas. Not included: meals. To reserve your spot or for more information contact Amber at or 303-697-3466 x 107.


Geohazards and Preparedness Day - Saturday September 20, 2014, 10AM – 2PM

Free hands-on activities including gold panning, fossil sifting, metal detecting and dinosaur track painting will happen at the Visitor Center! Sluice mining and geode cracking will be available for a fee. FODR geologists and visiting experts will man booths about earthquakes and faulting, volcanic eruptions and volcanic ash, landslides and rockfalls, radiation, floods, swelling soils, wildfires, and other hazards. Denver Firefighters Museum and West Metro will participate. Ready Colorado and Metro Volunteers will offer expertise on preparedness as part of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month.

On the trail, guides will explain the geology and fossils along Dinosaur Ridge.  Biking or hiking the trail is free or take the shuttle for $4/per person, 3 & under ride free.

Contact Tom at or 303-697-3466 x103 for more information.



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