Editor’s Note: Denver. The Mile High City. Dinosaurs? Our week-long celebration of “Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities” heads west as we get prehistoric on you.
Denver sits on a high plain with the beautiful Flatiron Mountains rising just to the west of the city. Just a twenty minute drive from Denver, nestled on the backside of a mountain and hidden from view of the city, lies Dinosaur Ridge.
Although you can take a guided bus tour for $5, you can walk the trail for free.
As described by Dinosaur Ridge:
Walk with 90-foot, long-necked giants across a floodplain lined with streams, ponds, and watering holes! Trace the ripple patterns left by Colorado’s ocean on Morrison’s sandy beaches! Muck through Golden’s swamp under the shade of palm trees with Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex at Triceratops Trail!
The ridge is a great way to get the kids outside and watch as your kids place their tiny hands in 150 million year old footprints. Pack a lunch.