Triceratops Trail

Triceratops Trail (HM23ZM)

Location: Golden, CO 80401 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.591', W 105° 13.276'

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Based on Late Cretaceous fossil evidence found along this trail, this area was a delta with lakes, streams and a mosaic of swamps, scrubby forests, palm tree thickets and small open areas. Impressions of logs, leaves and palm fronds suggest a warm, humid climate similar to that of the Gulf Coast today.
Animals in this painting include: Triceratops protecting her young from Tyrannosaurus rex, a wading bird, and a mammal clinging to a tree stump.
This is North America at the time the Laramie Formation was being deposited about 68 million years ago. A shallow seaway was receding from the interior of the continent. The future state of Colorado is highlighted.
HM NumberHM23ZM
Placed ByThe Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, and the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 481042 N 4399277
Decimal Degrees39.74318333, -105.22126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.591', W 105° 13.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 35.46" N, 105° 13' 16.56" W
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Area Code(s)303, 720
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-6, Golden CO 80401, US
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