I had to be in Denver on business, so on the way I stopped at the Stegosaurus lot and hiked up to the top of Dinosaur Ridge. I hiked south along the ridge, hiking the full length of Dinosaur and Dakota Ridges before returning the same way. It was just after sunset when I finished.
Finally viewed this area after first spotting it on my 2011 Colorado trip. I meandered all over the spine of the ridge. Excellent for the kids.
Decided to break my 3 year old daughter in with this hike. She did great and was excited about hiking with daddy.
Almost finished in the dark.
With "Indian Mountain".
Running with dinosaurs, I've learn a lot about Colorado and Earth history visiting Dinosaur Ridge museum, cool place.
After checking out the Dino tracks and fossils I hiked up the ridge. Nice views
Been up here many times for hikes and trail running. Easy to combine as a longer run into Red Rocks as well.
Made a long loop from Mathew Winters over Dinosaur Ridge, then down and over to Green Mountain. Back from Green Mountain and on to Mount Morrison and then on to the car.
On my way home from hiking up Elephant Butte, I did a quick jaunt up this point. After seeing no one on Elephant Butte, I saw all sorts of people here trail runners, mountain bikers, parents with little kids. Enjoyed the solitude of Elephant Butte much more.
Nice area. Oh yeah, I live here!
We made a big, crazy loop from the visitors center, over Dinosaur Ridge, into Red Rocks and back. Nice day with just a touch of snow in places. The dino tracks made for a neat twist on the "hike to a summit" theme.