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Geocaching event at Dinosaur Ridge this weekend

Dinosaur Ridge, in partnership with Geocaching Colorado, is pleased to announce the annual Geocaching and Dinosaurs! event  this weekend at Dinosaur Ridge Park.

The event is on Saturday August 14 from 10 am until 2 pm. Dinosaur Ridge is located at the West Alameda Parkway exit off of highway C-470.  Information is as follows:

Do you like puzzles, treasure maps or secret hiding places? Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and Geocaching Colorado on August 14th from 10-2:30 for a day of adventure at Dinosaur Ridge. There will be lessons in Geocaching for both kids and adults. You can bring a GPS device or rent one from the USGS booth.

At the Visitor Center: Activities such as gold panning, fossil sifting, dinosaur track painting, kids caches, puzzles and a scavenger hunt are free for all ages! Food is available for purchase and offsite parking will be free. Sign up at the information table for door prizes such as a family four pass to the Morrison Museum, a family four pass to the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center and you can even register to win your own GPS unit (plus more)!

On the Ridge: Guides will be stationed along the trail to explain the geology and fossils and assist in GPS puzzles. Hiking the trail is free (and there are several caching locations along the way); our shuttle will be available for $3.00 per person, five and under ride free.

Dinosaur Ridge is located just west of the C-470 exit at Alameda Parkway. For more information contact Tom Moklestad at Tom_Moklestad@dinoridge.org or call 303-697-3466 x 103.

Geocaching Colorado will provide lessons on how to geocache, and will also publish new earthcaches for the event.

Refreshments are available.

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More information on geocaching is found on the Centennial State Geocaching Podcast.

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