Fossil Discovery Trail
Overview: The flagship hike in Dinosaur National Monument, this trail takes you through geologic formations representing 80 million years of time on your way to or from the Douglass Dinosaur Quarry.
Distance: 1.2 miles
Elevation change: Slight
Hiking time: 1 hour
Maps: None; this is best done as a ranger-led hike. However, there is also a brochure available that can help guide you on the hike.
Starting point: Douglass Dinosaur Quarry or the Quarry visitor center
This hike is most enjoyable and informative when you plan to join one of the scheduled interpretive walks with a park ranger. However, for those who wish to go without a ranger, there is an informational brochure available. But either way, do this short hike, for the route passes through six geological formations — meaning that when you are done you will have hiked through eighty million years of time.