The internationally renowned area boasts rich deposits of late Jurassic-period fossils. In the 1880s, fifteen species of dinosaurs, nine of which were new to the field of paleontology, were recovered from the area, making it one of the oldest and richest fossil sites in the country.More history and old photos are linked here. Go visit now, before the weather gets too hot.
May 02, 2013
Cañon City Dinosaur Area Expands
National Natural Landmark status of the famous fossil beds on BLM land north of town, the Garden Park Fossil Area.