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Paleontology of Ghost Ranch Tour

PaleontologyWeekly Thursday Paleontology Tours begin on April 4th and are offered through October 24th, 2019.

This tour focuses on Triassic fossils discovered here at Ghost Ranch. Drive and then walk to the original quarry site and step back in time geologically and historically to better understand the significance of this famous dinosaur. Walking distance is 2 miles. Be prepared to walk for an hour and a half at an elevation of 6,400′. You will need sturdy shoes, a hat, water, sunscreen and a long-sleeve shirt or windbreaker. Note: Due to the elevation and dry environment, this walking tour is not suitable for those with
medical conditions or fragile health.

Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon Thursdays 

April 4th – October 24th, 2019. Ticket sales will begin in February. Tour requires 2 miles of walking at 6,400’ elevation. Tours are limited to #8 guests. 

Cost: $49 for adults; $24 for students (5 – 17) Ticket sales are processed through our ticket sales agent, FareHarbor. The processing fee will be added to your ticket purchase.

Private Tours: Available year-round by special arrangement and for an additional fee. Contact Karen Butts at or 505.685.1000, ext. 4120.

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