Day, Date, Time: Saturday, August 20, 2022 8:00am – 5:30pm
Contact Hours: 5 hours – 10am – 3pm. [Does not include travel time or lunch.]
Food: BYO lunch, drinks(water, soda) and snacks provided
Location: Dinosaur Ridge, 16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465 and The Triceratops Trail, Golden CO
Title: Dinosaur Freeways, Cretaceous Seaways, and Fossil Traces in Swampy Places
Presenters: Dinosaur Ridge Staff / Volunteers
Description: Join us on a journey to explore one of the world’s most famous dinosaur fossil localities: Dinosaur Ridge ! We will begin with a visit to the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center and then take a bus tour where an expert guide will interpret the dinosaur tracks and bone fossils, local history, and geology seen along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail. After a byo lunch we’ll travel to Golden, CO where we’ll take a guided hike along the Triceratops Tracks trail. Triceratops Trail is a 1.5-mile, gravel hiking trail that winds between large, vertical walls of sandstone in old clay mining pits. The two guided tours/hikes include: Dinosaur Tracksite, Triceratops Tracks, Dinosaur Bone Quarry, Raptor Tracks, Geologic Overlook, Palm Fronds and Bird Tracks, Duckbills, Carnivores and Raindrops
- 8:00 depart CMJHS
- 10:00 arrive at the center, visit exhibits, rest rooms.
- 10:30 depart for a 90 min tour with 2 guides to Dinosaur Ridge.
- 12:00 return to center for picnic lunch and restrooms
- 12:40 leave for Golden
- 1:00 tour (with guides) the Triceratops Trail.
- 2:30 return to bus
- 2:45 stop at center for restrooms, do evaluations and door prizes
- 3:15 depart for Colorado Springs
- 5:15 arrive at CMJHS