Dinosaur Ridge

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Dinosaur Ridge is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Golden Heights, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
705 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

historic site

hiking
5 days ago

Very interesting archeological site. The hike is easy on the road, shared with road cyclists. I thought it was really interesting to see the old seabed and footprints and more. Combined with the Dakota ridge trail it’s a nice hike. No shade, so don’t forget the sunscreen. The Dakota ridge trail can be somewhat challenging in the heat, i for one had a slightly hard time because my body doesn’t handle heat very well. Probably best enjoyed early morning or evening before sunset.

hiking
9 days ago

I only came to see the dinosaurs but a neat walk, the ridge offers nice views of the surrounding region.

3 months ago

The prints and fossils were cool, but the cyclists scream profanity at you and your kids for being on the wrong side of the trail, regardless of the fact that they too keep wandering over into the pedestrian lane AND there's a tour bus we're all trying to avoid. Nice place to bring the kids though, if you're into that kind of stuff. I've had a few issues with cyclists on the trails but these people were something else. Manners y'all.

4 months ago

narrow and rocky trail, with heavy use by bikes and runners we always felt like we had to move off the trail to make way. started from stegasauras parking lot, didn't see any bones on that side of the hill but the view to red rocks is nice, if you can ignore I70 in sight.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail. educational. Very popular.

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9 months ago

I personally don’t like traffic noise while hiking or trail running, but this is historically fun and educational area! Be sure to stop in to the little museum for dinosaur Ridge:)

hiking
9 months ago

Love the Hogback trail. Great hike for kids and enough challenge to get your heart rate up. We did see a baby rattler on the trail, so please hike with awareness and watch your dog.

hiking
11 months ago

Was an easy and nice hike. The path needs a little cleaning up. There were a lot of bushes and cacti on the path. The path is a confusing too, there are few signs telling you were to go. It also was a very hot hike there is little shade, but has some good views of foothills.

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