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The new Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center is opening in the next couple of weeks! While we will still have our main Visitor Center open its regular hours on the C-470 side of Dinosaur Ridge, the new center has a brand new exhibit and gift shop!
It's located at Red Rocks Entrance 1, the first building on the right. Look for the announcement here on the website as well as on our Facebook page!

Explore our website to see all that Dinosaur Ridge has to offer!

Visit our About Us section to learn about how our Exhibits and trails here at Dinosaur Ridge and at Triceratops Trail were created to help the public explore ancient Colorado and the creatures that once lived here. 

Walk with 90-foot, long-necked giants across a floodplain lined with streams, ponds, and watering holes!  Trace the ripple patterns left by Colorado’s ocean on Morrison’s sandy beaches!  Muck through Golden’s swamp under the shade of palm trees with Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex at Triceratops Trail!

Come have an adventure at Dinosaur Ridge!

Guided Shuttle Tours
Cost: $5 per person, 3 and under free. If you have a membership card please have your ID ready for verification. These membership cards are non-transferrable. You can walk the Ridge trail for free from the Visitor Center or bottom of the hill.

Indoor Exhibits
Cost: $2 per person, 3 and under free.

 We've updated our full Calendar of Events. Click to see what's going on this year!


Upcoming events:


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.


"Sauropods,  The Long & The Short of It" by Merlin Barnes. Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm at the Dinosaur Ridge Chevron Classroom.

There are lots of different types of long neck dinosaurs, but how many are there?  What did they do? What did they eat?  Do they even have girlfriends? Join us on Tuesday the 23rd where we will learn about the lives and times of the long neck Sauropods. This is a free event. RSVP with Amber at or 303-697-3466 x 107.


K-Pg Boundary in Trinidad with Dr. Lou Taylor. Sunday, September 28, 7:30am~9pm,  

Touch the iridium layer that formed after the impact of an asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.  The geology along the way is also discussed.  $50 per person. RSVP with Amber at or 303-697-3466 x 107.


Girl Scout Day Registration is now open for Dinosaur Discovery Day: Girl Scout Day and National Fossil Day on Saturday, October 11, 9:30am-3pm

Girl Scouts must pre-register through the Girl Scouts of Colorado at: Hands-on activities will be available at the Visitor Center along with booths courtesy of the National Park Service, USGS, WIPS, Bear Creek Lake Park, Legendary Ladies, Reptile Rescue, Butterfly Pavilion, AIPG, plus others! Contact Amber at or 303-697-3466 x 107 for more information.
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