Dinosaur ridge discovery center

New Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center opening!

There’s a new kid in town and he is about 65 million years old. The new Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center near Red Rocks will be officially open to the public on Sept. 23. In 2013, the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge obtained this new property on the west side of Dinosaur Ridge, an ideal location for viewing the western flank of Dinosaur Ridge where Arthur Lakes and his colleagues excavated dinosaur bones from the Morrison Formation. Joe Tempel, executive director of the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, says the new facility is intended to compliment the main Visitor Center (near C-470) and not replace it. “Whereas the visitor’s center expands upon the environment of the dinosaurs, the new discovery center focuses on the animals from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.” The...