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.

Dinosaur Trail

Addressbetween Morrison and Golden
QuadMorrison, Golden
SourceDenver Municipal Facts, March-April, 1925
OtherHogback Road; SH 93 & 26
Initialdate2006-05-16 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
History"Dinosaur Trail, at foot of mountain from which fossil monsters were taken for eastern museum, connects Morrison and Golden, eight miles. Park of the Red Rocks, one-half mile northwest of Morrison. Three miles northwest is the entrance to Mount Vernon Canyon; state road leads to Genesee Park. Two and one-half miles south of Morrison is the entrance to Turkey Creek Canyon, the main road to Shaffer's Crossing and Bailey's on the South Platte."