Colorado Pretty Pt. 2 – Dino’s and Red Rocks

When I went to Colorado, the southwest area is full of dinosaur history, with many bones exposed in the local cliffs.

This is where the earth has inverted and burst to the surface million-year-old soils and bones

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Here they have cut away a section along a road to expose all of the layers. They have dino tracks and bones and other cool things

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A visitor center has some sculptures

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As well as a dig for kids

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And fake dino tracks

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Saber toothed cat skull in the museum

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And fossilized ginko leaves

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Stegosaurus, mu favorite

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They also had panning facilities

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A fun bird was hopping around

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Then we went south to a state park that preserves very cool geology. Not sure what this is/was

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Some of the stone peaking out

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Sorry for the lame lighting conditions, it was about to really storm

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But so pretty

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A little waterfall

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More cliff-like formations

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Looks like it is going to fall over, no?

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I bet the streaks came from water over the years

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They are hugging

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Here is evidence of our peril, that isn’t snow, but 3 inches of hail!

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Close-ups of the rocks, this one had a hole

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And was made up of other, smaller rocks

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They had a nice visitor center

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Another close-up, so many colors

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And so many layers

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Next up: Amazing flower displays from a botanical garden annex

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