Riggs Hill, Grand Junction
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Corner S. Broadway & Meadows Way
Grand Junction, Colorado 81503
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Riggs Hill is the site of the earliest Brachiosaurus find and the first area dinosaur dig site. First excavated by Elmer S. Riggs, Assistant Curator of Paleontology at the Field Museum in Chicago, in 1900, both Stegosaurus and Allosaurus bones have also been uncovered at this paleontology hotspot. The 0.8 mile, self-guided interpretive trail offers panoramic views of Grand Valley.
Getting There
 
Riggs Hill is located at the intersection of S. Broadway & Meadows Way just west of Grand Junction and southeast of Fruita. From Grand Junction take Highway 340 (Broadway Road) west to South Broadway. From Fruita take Highway 340 south to South Broadway.
Hours & Times
 
The trail is open from sunrise to sunset.
Admission & Fees
 
Admission is free of charge.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
Wear a hat and sunscreen and carry plenty of water.
 
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