The Garden Park area of Canon City Colorado is mostly undiscovered by many local residence and unknown to tourists. It’s not hard to see the dinosaurs around Canon City near the visitors center and near the Royal Gorge Train, but most people don’t understand why they are there. According to dinosaur experts, this area had real live dinosaurs approx. 140 million years ago. The Dinosaur Depot has excellent displays including locally found fossils.Those who dare travel over Skyline Drive will not only see a birds eye view of Canon City but will also see footprints left behind by these reptiles.
To visit the Garden Park area or Red Canyon Park: From State Highway #50 (Royal Gorge Blvd) exit right onto Ash, left onto the frontage road – turn right onto Field Ave travel approx. 20 miles North. At the lumber yard stay to the right. Look for displays on the sides of the road. Watch for cattle and wildlife. Take a camera!
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