Dinosaur Ridge


Address: A north/south earth formation, immediately west of the Denver Metro area, between Golden at the north and Morrison at the south. The C-470 highway parallels this topography of the earth on the eastern side. County Road #26 and Mt. Vernon Creek parallel

This topographical feature rises suddenly at the foothills, then drops suddenly preceding the rise west into the Rocky Mountains. The northern section, from I70 to Hwy 8, is known today as "Dinosaur Ridge." Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison are west of Dinosaur Ridge. Bandimere Speedway and C470 highway are east, north of the town of Morrison. The Dakota Hogback continues south of the town of Morrison under the name Mount Glennon. Four east/west roads cut through the Hogback: I-70, Alameda Parkway (no longer accessible to traffic), Morrison Road, and Highway 285. Dinosaur Ridge was listed on the State Register on March 10, 1993 (5JF.951). It is 4.7 miles long and 1 mile wide.
Quad Map/Date: Morrison, 1994
Sec/Town/Range: S10, 14, 23, 26 & 35; T4S, R70W
Elevation: 6200 to 6600
Source: Jefferson County Open Space, Mt. Vernon Past to Present by Carole Lomond
Other Names: Dakota Hogback
See Also: Mt. Vernon Historic Town, Matthews/Winters Park, Red Rocks Park
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Last Modified: Sun, February 23 2014
 


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