Colorado October 01, 2018
The Little Known Colorado Mammoth Site That Is Perfect For Your Next Outing
Once upon a time, mammoths roamed the world and, like the dinosaurs, became extinct. While we have obviously never had the opportunity to see these larger-than-life creatures, we now have a chance to see some of their remains and one-time home, thanks to this little-known Colorado mammoth site:
Welcome to the exciting Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve, who invites you to discover the ancient history hiding right beneath your feet.
Lamb Spring was created in 2006 on the outskirts of the town of Littleton, where the remains of mammoths and other animals were uncovered in 1960 while digging a stock pond at a natural spring.
Upon the site's excavation, five other mammoths were discovered, one of which was determined to be about 13,000 years old by using radiocarbon dating methods. This indicates that it lived during the era of the last Ice Age.
Today, the land encompassing this preserve is open to the public and offers an informative walking tour...
...and other special events that a fun for the whole family.
Public tours of the Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve are free and run from May through October.
For more information and to schedule your tour, please visit the preserve's
Discover even more prehistoric wonders by checking out our previous article:
History Left A Definite Mark At This One Fascinating Spot In Colorado.