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 20 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 the Dinosaur Ridge website:
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 and find out exactly why 250,000 visitors a year come out to this amazing place. Check the park’s website to see what new events (and there are plenty of them) are coming up for your children (and you) to enjoy.