Rabbit Valley Trail Through Time

Quick Facts

Rabbit Valley Trail Through Time

Colorado

(970) 244-3000

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Things To Do

 

Overview

The Trail Through Time includes a dinosaur quarry (active May - August) and interpretive trail. The trail is a 1½ mile loop which takes about 1½ hours to complete and is administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Museum of Western Colorado. The quarry site 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, and 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, as summer temperatures can reach 100º+ with biting gnats, and wet winters can cause the trail to be slippery. Pets and smoking are discouraged on the trail.

Map of Rabbit Valley Trail Through Time

Latitude, Longitude: 39.193549, -109.019909

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Activities

  • Hiking

    The intrepretive trail is about one and a half miles long. The Museum of Western Colorado also offers guided hikes.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

From Grand Junction, drive 30 miles west on Interstate 70 to the Rabbit Valley exit (exit 2). Turn right into the site parking lot.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(970) 244-3000

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