When you plan a group tour to Denver, you should consider visiting Dinosaur Ridge. The team can stop by the visitor center where you will find the gift shop, the Snack Shack, and the trek through time exhibits. There are two outdoor trails where visitors can check out a variety of dinosaur bones that are encased in sandstone at eye level. One of the trails is known as the Dinosaur Ridge Trail and the other is the Triceratops Trail.
The Dinosaur Ridge Trail is a 1.5-mile trail that runs along Alameda Parkway. On this fascinating trail, group members will have the opportunity to see hundreds of dinosaur tracks, a quarry of dinosaur bones, and interesting geological features. The trail has more than 15 different sites that are marked by interpretive signs. One of the sites is the Dinosaur Track Site which is where the team will examine 300 tracks in the sandstone. Dinosaur Ridge Geology is another fascinating site. Guests can learn about the geologic structure of the Hogback. You can also take in the views to the east and the west of the ridge.
The Triceratops Trail is a 1.5-mile, gravel hiking trail. The trail contains dinosaur tracks that are around 68 million years old. Guests will stop at several sites along the trail. You will observe clay mining and dinosaur, bird, mammal, insects and invertebrate tracks and traces. There are also several walls that are full of plant impressions from the tree-lined delta-like environment. The Trek through Time Exhibit Hall contains five murals, maps, fossils displayed in glass cases, and several large trackways. The fossils on display highlight the bones, plants, and footprints from the Dinosaur Ridge Area. There are also hands-on exhibits.
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