There are two Colorado origins for the Allosaurus – part of a tail vertebrae found by local residents near Granby and set of bones collected from Garden Park north of Cañon City.
Vertebrae from the Camarasaurus, a gigantic, plant-eating dinosaur, were found in 1877 by Fremont County Schools Superintendent O.W. Lucas in Garden Park six miles north of Cañon City.
The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center features fossils from dinosaurs, marine reptiles, pterosaurs and carnivorous fish from the Cretaceous period about 100 million years ago.
Garden Park, six miles north of Cañon City, was one of the world’s most productive spots for dinosaur discoveries starting in 1877.
Staff The Dinosaur Depot Museum, located in a former firehouse, tells the story of the major dinosaur discoveries at Garden Park north of Cañon City that began in 1877 and included the first bones from several species of dinosaurs that led to the naming of those giant reptiles. The highlight of the museum is a replica of the world’s most complete Stegosaurus skeleton, which was found at Garden Park in…
Spinney Mountain Park is about water, fishing and birding. The quiet park is a place to get away from the noise of the city.
San Luis State Park Alamosa County, northeast of Alamosa San Luis State Park and Wildlife Area features boating, camping and birding. It lies 15 miles west of the Great Sand Dunes National Park. All the park’s 51 campsites look out on San Luis Lake, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Sand Dunes. Campgrounds are closed from October through April. The lake has been a water sports haven in…
Lake Pueblo covers 4,600 acres, has 50 miles of shoreline and is prolific with fish. The park also has 10,000 acres of land.