Paleontology Links

The BLM regards paleontological or fossil resources as a fragile, nonrenewable scientific record, and the history of life on earth is an important component of America's natural heritage. Follow the links below to find out more about some of Colorado's paleolontological hot spots!

Fossil Education and Information – BLM National page that highlights paleo resources found on America’s public lands (including in Colorado) and includes virtual field trips and other paleontological resources.

Royal Gorge Field Office Paleontology Page – information about the paleontological and geological resources found in the RGFO area - be sure to check out the great videos toward the bottom of the page.

Dinosaur Depot – museum located in Cañon City that features many of the fossils that have been removed from your public lands in Colorado.

Hands on the Land Garden Park – website full of useful information about the Garden Park Fossil Area.

Fossil Resource Laws – please check out this page if you plan to excavate any fossils.

Kremmling Cretaceous Ammonite Locality - home to more than 100 invertebrate species more than 72.5 million years old.


Hands on Paleo education
Western Wyoming College students learn about fossils on public lands.
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