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Trail Through Time

Basics
Location:
26 miles west of Grand Junction
Setting:
Flat to Hilly
Length:
1.5 miles loop
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate
Time:
1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4600 feet
Elevation Change:
100 feet

Description

The Trail Through Time includes an dinosaur quarry (active May - Aug) and interpretive trail. The trail is administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Museum of Western Colorado. The quarry appears to have been an ancient watering hole 140 million years ago. It was visited by thousands of dinosaurs over thousands of years. The list of dinosaurs found at Trail Through Time is quite extensive, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus Camarasaurus, Ceratosaurus, Allosaurus, Nodosaurus. During the warmer months you might find paleontologists at work in the quarry. The best time for visiting the Trail Through Time is spring or fall. Summers temperatures can reach 100+, with biting gnats and wet winters can cause the trail to be slippery. Pets and smoking are discouraged on the trail.

The restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

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Details

Location:
26 miles west of Grand Junction
Setting:
Flat to Hilly
Length:
1.5 miles loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Time:
1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4600
Elevation Change:
100

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Grand Junction take I-70 west to Rabbit Valley exit (Exit #2), turn right at the top of the off ramp. Parking area is straight ahead.


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