Geology Trail Topo Map

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Because this hike is mostly downhill, it is an easy hike. We say mostly downhill, but there are places involving a bit of rock scrambling if the ranger leading the hike that day wishes to point out some still-imbedded dinosaur bones. For most the hike would be meaningless unless you joined one of the scheduled interpretive walks with a park ranger. In fact, in the interest of preserving Dinosaur’s fossils, the park discourages individuals from striking out alone. But make this hike you should, for the short hike descends through six geological formations—meaning that when you reach the bottom, you will have hiked through eighty million years of time. The formation is a repository of gastropods and other marine organisms. It is also the area in which our ranger/naturalist guide showed us petrified wood. When you realize these fossils existed during the time dinosaurs roamed the area, you understand what an incredible sight you are seeing. Also present in the Morrison Formation was chert, a dark rock used by Indians for making arrowheads.
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Dinosaur, Colorado

Get Geology Trail Topo maps on One of Colorado's best camping sites, Geology Trail is located near Dinosaur, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Geology Trail. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Geology Trail route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018