Colorado September 01, 2016
Most People Have No Idea This Unique Park In Colorado Exists
As humans, we are drawn to both history and things that are hard to believe… and nothing brings the two together more than the larger-than-life dinosaurs who used to walk the earth. If you yearn to get a better idea of just who and what these prehistoric creatures were, there is no better place to visit than this unique Colorado park:
Named a National Natural Landmark in 1973, Morrison's
Dinosaur Ridge is one of the world's most famous fossil sites, first producing the skeletons of a few well-known dinosaurs (including the Stegosaurus) back in 1877.
One of the more popular spots at Dinosaur Ridge is that of the Dinosaur Ridge Trail, which was accidentally discovered in 1937 during the construction of West Alameda.
The 1.5-mile trail features not only hundreds of dinosaur tracks (pictured), but various fossils and bones as well.
Another Dinosaur Ridge attraction is the scenic Triceratops Trail that, like the previous namesake trail, showcases footprints and also large walls of prehistoric impressions.
We're not just talking dinosaurs, folks; there are also marks from birds, plants, and various mammals!
What is a dinosaur park without an indoor exhibit hall? Dinosaur Ridge has just that, complete with interactive opportunities, fossils, life-size replicas, and more.
In addition to being named a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service, Dinosaur Ridge has received a number of other prestigious titles, including that of a State Natural Area...
...Point of Geological Interest (by the Colorado Geological Survey)...
...and even as Colorado's most outstanding free vacation venue by USA Today.
While the trails themselves are free, guided shuttle tours cost $6 per person, with the indoor exhibit hall costing $2.
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