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Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Triceratops Tracks

 
 
Triceratops Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sherry L. Perrie, January 11, 2018
1. Triceratops Tracks Marker
Inscription.
Triceratops: 30 feet long, 6-12 ton Herbivore

Several tracks of Triceratops or a closely related horned dinosaur were discovered in this area. Among horned dinosaurs, Triceratops is the most likely track maker because many of its bones have been discovered at sites in the Denver Metro Area, including Green Mountain, Belmar Park and Coors Field.

This Triceratops front footprint shows five toes (digits) and no pad at the base. Arrow indicates direction of travel.

This is a replica of a four-toed Triceratops back footprint that was found during construction of the Fossil Trace Golf Course. Arrow indicates direction of travel.

 
Erected by Erected by The Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, and the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge.
 
Location. 39° 44.595′ N, 105° 13.167′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Touch for map. The marker is found on the 1.5 mile Triceratops Trail which starts at the Triceratops Trail marker on the Bike Path south of Jones Road and Prospect Park. Park east of the junction of 6th Ave (US 6) and 19th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8

A Triceratops Track image. Click for full size.
By Sherry L. Perrie, January 11, 2018
2. A Triceratops Track
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palm Fronds (here, next to this marker); Bird Track (a few steps from this marker); Triceratops Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1211 Washington Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Territorial Capital of Colorado (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1115 Washington Avenue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jolly Rancher 1113 Washington Avenue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Billy Drew Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Triceratops Trail. (Submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Triceratops Trail. (Submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Triceratops. (Submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentPaleontology
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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