Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison (always free)
This park in Morrison, Colorado (southwest of Golden) is really an outdoor museum, where you can hike or ride a shuttle as you examine evidence of Dinosaur activity in Colorado. One of the popular Colorado attractions for kids.
The kids will love the Dinosaur footprints and other information along the ridge at the various driving stops. There is also a ridgetop hike that is beautiful and interesting, and you can link the hike up with the trails at Red Rocks if you want a longer excursion. Dinosaur Ridge hosts many events throughout the year at the visitor's center.
16831 W. Alameda Parkway in Morrison, Colorado. Map
Triceratops Trail Day (April 18) CANCELLED
Join Dinosaur Ridge on Saturday, April 18 from 10am to 2pm at Triceratops Trail and learn about the Cretaceous creatures that tromped through Golden. Dinosaur Ridge guides will be all along the trail explaining the geology and paleontology of this great place. Check out http://www.dinoridge.org/directions.html#tritraildirections for directions.
Triceratops Trail Day Hours: 10am - 2pm. CANCELLED
Reptile Day Location: Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center at C470 and Alameda Parkway.
Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge (May 9)
On Saturday, May 9 from 9am to 3pm Boy Scouts of all levels can earn Geology Merit Badges, Academic Pins, & Belt Loops and Astronomy Academic Pins & Belt Loops. Registration closes April 9 (late registration accepted for $1 per person late fee). Check out http://www.dinoridge.org/scoutdays.html for more information and the registration form.