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Morrison-Golden Fossil Areas: general information

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Morrison-Golden Fossil Areas

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  • Type of destination: National Natural Landmark
  • Location of destination: USA - Colorado
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In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. Dinosaur Ridge is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
Dinosaur Ridge is one of the world's most famous dinosaur fossil localities. Late Jurassic Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Allosaurus bones have been discovered here, along with tracks from Early Cretaceous animals, such as Iguanodon-like dinosaurs and crocodiles.
Explore the Dinosaur Ridge and Triceratops Trails.
Take a...
In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. Dinosaur Ridge is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
Dinosaur Ridge is one of the world's most famous dinosaur fossil localities. Late Jurassic Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Allosaurus bones have been discovered here, along with tracks from Early Cretaceous animals, such as Iguanodon-like dinosaurs and crocodiles.
Explore the Dinosaur Ridge and Triceratops Trails.
Take a (self) guided or shuttle bus tour. The shuttle bus is available for boarding at the Visitor Center.
In addition to the National Park Service (NPS), many other Federal, state, county, and local areas provide opportunities to see fossils and learn about paleontology. Dinosaur Ridge is one of those non NPS Fossil Parks really worth a visit.
Dinosaur Ridge is one of the world's most famous dinosaur fossil localities. Late Jurassic Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Allosaurus bones have been discovered here, along with tracks from Early Cretaceous animals, such as Iguanodon-like dinosaurs and crocodiles.
Explore the Dinosaur Ridge and Triceratops Trails.
Take a...

Morrison-Golden Fossil Areas: nearby sleeping facilities

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17 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Taharaa Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast
McGregor Mountain Lodge
Rapids Lodge & Restaurant
Daven Haven Lodge
Berthoud Bed & Breakfast
Gateway Inn
Spirit Mountain Ranch
Budget Host Four Winds Motor Lodge
Shadowcliff
The Baldpate Inn
Bristle Cone Inn
Peaceful Valley Ranch
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
Lane Guest Ranch
Aspen Lodge
Romantic Riversong B & B
Saddle & Surrey Motel

Morrison-Golden Fossil Areas: nearby destinations

26 Other parks or sites within 200km (125mi):

Denver International AirportAirport - Colorado - 46km (30mi)
RockPark - Colorado - 47km (30mi)
Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic BywayByways - Colorado - 58km (37mi)
Rocky MountainNational Park - Colorado - 81km (51mi)
Colorado River Headwaters BywayByways - Colorado - 82km (52mi)
Old Fall River RoadByways - Colorado - 86km (55mi)
Trail Ridge Road - Beaver Meadow RoadByways - Colorado - 87km (55mi)
Florissant Fossil BedsNational Monument - Colorado - 89km (57mi)
Wolford Mountain Recreation AreaPoints of Interest - Colorado - 110km (69mi)
Colorado Springs AirportAirport - Colorado - 111km (70mi)
ArapahoNational Wildlife Refuge - Colorado - 135km (85mi)
Independence Pass Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 136km (86mi)
Top of the Rockies National Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 136km (86mi)
Independence Ghost TownPoints of Interest - Colorado - 138km (87mi)
Eagle County Regional AirportAirport - Colorado - 145km (92mi)
RouttNational Forest - Colorado - 147km (93mi)
Yampa-Egeria MuseumPoints of Interest - Colorado - 153km (96mi)
Tracks and Trails MuseumPoints of Interest - Colorado - 161km (102mi)
White RiverNational Forest - Colorado - 177km (111mi)
Crested ButteNational Historic District - Colorado - 178km (112mi)
Hotel ColoradoNational Historic Landmark - Colorado - 182km (115mi)
Red Stone Coke OvensPoints of Interest - Colorado - 184km (116mi)
West Elk Loop Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 184km (116mi)
Ohio Creek Scenic DrivePoints of Interest - Colorado - 189km (119mi)
Flat Tops Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 190km (119mi)
Yampa RiverState Park - Colorado - 198km (125mi)

43 Other parks or sites between 200km (125mi) and 400km (250mi):

Great Sand DunesNational Preserve - Colorado - 222km (140mi)
Great Sand DunesNational Park - Colorado - 222km (140mi)
CurecantiNational Recreation Area - Colorado - 232km (146mi)
White River MuseumPoints of Interest - Colorado - 234km (147mi)
Black Canyon Of The GunnisonNational Park - Colorado - 249km (157mi)
Grand MesaNational Forest - Colorado - 250km (157mi)
Scotts BluffNational Monument - Nebraska - 266km (167mi)
Ute Council TreeLandmark - Colorado - 269km (169mi)
Fort Uncompahgre Living History MuseumPoints of Interest - Colorado - 269km (169mi)
RidgwayState Park - Colorado - 275km (173mi)
Alpine Loop Back Country BywayByways - Colorado - 282km (177mi)
Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse RangeWild Horse Sanctuary - Colorado - 285km (179mi)
Canyon PintadoNational Historic District - Colorado - 296km (186mi)
Museum of the WestPoints of Interest - Colorado - 297km (187mi)
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric HighwayByways - Colorado - 309km (194mi)
San JuanNational Forest - Colorado - 311km (195mi)
ColoradoNational Monument - Colorado - 311km (195mi)
Black Ridge CanyonsWilderness - Colorado - 312km (196mi)
McInnis CanyonsNational Conservation Area - Colorado - 313km (196mi)
San Juan Skyway National Forest Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 325km (204mi)
Agate Fossil BedsNational Monument - Nebraska - 325km (204mi)
DinosaurNational Monument - Colorado - 326km (205mi)
Jones Hole Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 341km (214mi)
Capulin VolcanoNational Monument - New Mexico - 344km (216mi)
Browns ParkNational Wildlife Refuge - Colorado - 348km (218mi)
Tour of the Tilted Rocks scenic driveByways - Utah - 351km (220mi)
DinosaurNational Monument - Utah - 358km (224mi)
Fantasy CanyonPoints of Interest - Utah - 360km (226mi)
Browns Park and John Jarvie RanchPark - Utah - 361km (227mi)
Casper - Natrona County International AirportAirport - Wyoming - 369km (231mi)
Red FleetState Park - Utah - 372km (234mi)
Utah Field House of Natural History MuseumState Park - Utah - 376km (236mi)
Moonshine archPoints of Interest - Utah - 380km (238mi)
Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 384km (241mi)
Indian Petroglyphs - Dry Fork CanyonPoints of Interest - Utah - 388km (243mi)
Red Cloud Loop Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 389km (244mi)
Canyons of the AncientsNational Monument - Colorado - 391km (245mi)
Trail of the Ancients National Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 392km (246mi)
Flaming GorgeNational Recreation Area - Utah - 394km (247mi)
Mesa VerdeNational Park - Colorado - 394km (247mi)
Flaming Gorge-Green River Basin BywayByways - Wyoming - 397km (249mi)
AshleyNational Forest - Utah - 398km (250mi)
ArchesNational Park - Utah - 399km (250mi)