Dakota Hogback

Address: Upslope of Alameda Pkwy., E. of Red Rocks Denver Mountain Park.

On 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."
Quad Map/Date: Morrison, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S14, 23, 26 & 35, T4S, R70W
Elevation: c. 6200-6600
Source: State Inventory Form #30/02/0087, Hiwan Homestead Museum Library.
Other Names: Dinosaur Ridge
Last Modified: Wed, November 28 2012

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