This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Dakota Hogback


AddressUpslope of Alameda Pkwy., E. of Red Rocks Denver Mountain Park.
QuadMorrison, 1965 (1994)
SectionS14, 23, 26 & 35, T4S, R70W
Elevationc. 6200-6600
SourceState Inventory Form #30/02/0087, Hiwan Homestead Museum Library.
OtherDinosaur Ridge
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Initialdate1998-07-22 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryOn the eastern slope of the hogback in the sandstone of the South Platte formation, fossilized leaves, marine fish scales, dinosaur tracks, and ripple marks are visible. On the western slope, dinosaur bones occur in the siltstone and sandstone members of the Morrison formation. Presently owned and protected by the conservancy "Friends of Dinosaur Ridge."
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