We drive, then walk to the original quarry site and step back in time geologically to understand the significance of this little dinosaur and learn about new discoveries. One mile of walking over uneven terrain. Allow 1 ½ hours.
Ghost Ranch is a world-renowned site for Triassic paleontology. Its low, red grey mounded Hills and washes boast three fossil quarries that are famous among scholars and amateur paleontologists. Dozens of different kinds of fossil reptiles, amphibians, and other vertebrates have been discovered, as well as fossil plants and invertebrates. Its quarries have, in recent years, given a whole new perspective to our understanding of how the dinosaurs began to take dominance of the terrestrial realm in the late Triassic, over 200 million years ago.
Private Tours of any of the above are available year-round by special arrangement by contacting Karen Butts firstname.lastname@example.org 505.685-1000 x-4120. Cost is twice the above rates.
Reservations can be made by contacting the Ghost Ranch Front Office/Welcome Center at 505.685-1000 ext. 0
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