Experience the Prehistory of Colorado Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado. Fall, Winter, Spring Hours (Labor Day to June 1): 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days. Summer Hours (June 1 to Labor Day): 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM every day of the week.

lots of cool secret safe caves for the kids to explore in the boulders. We saw and heard a hundred or more elk. the bugle of an elk sounds like something prehistoric.

Great for families with little kids.

very easy. kids friendly. beautiful views

I walked this one with my then 9 year old daughter. It was a very easy stroll and the petrified trees were interesting. Not really a challenge, but it did make for a nice daddy/daughter afternoon.

super easy trail but beautiful with the petrified redwood trees! love this place!

You're telling me I can't take my dog for a walk in the woods? I won't be visiting this trail.

8 months ago

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9 months ago

Great 1 mile hike with my family. Easy and flat, and beautiful too!

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11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Pleasant simple hike through mountain meadows. Seclusion was nice. Wild flowers were in bloom. It was also a real treat to see a wolf in the wild. Only the second one I have seen.

Simple hike around a gravel walkway. Pleasant views but expected more in petrified wood.