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“Don't waste your time!”

Garden Park Fossil Area
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US$69.00*
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Red Canyon Loop Half Day Jeep Tour
Ranked #27 of 38 things to do in Canon City
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Owner description: This area of several fossil excavation sites is best visited by following a guide in your car, although hiking trails are also available.
Reviewed 13 July 2013

I am a member of the " Rock hounds". A group of people who like to go collect rocks, gems and crystals. We went up to find fossils.....we found nothing! All we found was some fossilized coral, which was kinda neat. It was a waste of time unless you just want to see a pretty view.

3  Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

What an interesting and pretty part of the Canon City area. I don't have a huge interest in Dinosaurs but I do enjoy history. But this area is a great place to take pictures.

4  Thank denastevens
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

We visited several dinosaur exhibits throughout Colorado & this is one I would not add on the list. It basically takes you to a rural site where there have been dinosaur discoveries but it does not hold any interest. The hiking in the area was OK - Red Rock Canyon (kind of like Garden of the Gods) is 4 miles up the road & was interesting, though very rural & the unpaved road there could lead to a problem.

6  Thank lmozz
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