It’s pretty amazing to think that at one stage, millions of years ago, there were actually these huge creatures roaming the earth – right where you’re standing!
Well, at Dinosaur Ridge, you can imagine them roaming once again! There are exhibits to learn all about these amazing creatures, trails to explore ancient Colorado, and footprints that you can actually touch!
Dinosaur Ridge is comprised of an informative Visitor Center and two interpretive trails, which are very family friendly and perfect for all ages!
The Visitor Center is the best place to start your prehistoric adventure, as there is a gift shop, exhibits and a simulated dinosaur dig. One of these exhibits is the Trek Through Time, which lets you picture what the world would have been like through informative and impressive murals and maps.
In this exhibit, there are actual fossils too, including bones, plants and footprints from the very area you are standing! There are even full-size replica displays!
Kids in particular LOVE this exhibit as there are plenty of hands-on experiences, where kids can learn how footprints are preserved, and how layers of rock form. Kids can poke, prod, and touch! The best way to learn!
Then, you can get out and experience Dinosaur Ridge! The self-guided tours are the best ways for families to experience the site. There are interpretive sites along the way, and you can pick up extra materials like activity booklets (for an extra cost) to help with your experience!
There are Shuttle Bus Tours available on a first come first serve basis, with hourly boarding, whcih takes you on a 40 minute guided tour of the ridge. Great for all ages, and great to get all those questions answered!
SO much history has happened right under your feet – so get ready to learn all about it!