Riggs Hill

Glade Park, Colorado 81523

Riggs Hill

Riggs Hill Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Elmer Riggs and his crew of paleontologists from the Field Museum in Chicago discovered and excavated huge fossilized bones of a previously unknown dinosaur, Brachiosaurus altithorax, on this hill in 1900.

Still on display outside the Field Museum in Chicago, the 75-foot-long plant-eater weighed 44 tons. A self-guided tour of Riggs Hill leads to sites where these bones, as well as partial skeletons of Stegosaurus and Allosaurus, were found."

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Trail Information

Glade Park
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round, although very hot in the middle of a summer day
Museum of Western Colorado, 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction, CO, 81501; (970) 2420971, museumofwesternco.com
Local Contacts
USGS Colorado National Monument, Latitude 40º Fruita/ Grand Junction
Local Maps

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Dec 2018