Paleontology in Colorado

Colorado public lands also have several internationally known paleontological sites, which are referred to as “localities.” Garden Park, near Cañon City, is one of the most significant localities for dinosaurs in the world. The Kremmling Cretaceous-Ammonite locality is one of the largest concentrations of marine fossils in North America.

Recent Finds

In 2015, Paleontologists excavated duckbill dinosaur bones and skin impressions at a the Walters Bone Quarry south of Rangely, Colorado. Colorado Northwestern Community College excavated the site under a permit from the White River Field Office.

BLM visitors and a crew from Colorado Northwestern Field Museum, excavating under permit at the Walters Bone Quarry
BLM visitors and a crew from Colorado Northwestern Field Museum, excavating under permit at the Walters Bone Quarry. Photo by BLM.