Conveniently, Denver---actually, Morrison--- has a little museum and outdoor hiking area where we were able to find just what I wanted to see: dinosaur tracks.
No, not that one. That is the bottom of a kid's sneaker in the gift shop. Isn't that clever?
And not this one. It is just sunlight shining through a cut-out in the roof. Again: clever.
Here is what I came for:
Another sign said, these tracks were made by animals that were 20-30 feet long.
A hundred million years ago, this hill that is now rock was a flat mangrove swamp on the edge of the interior seaway. (While I can buy that it was flat and wet, I can not quite wrap my brain around the time frame.)
The rocks below show the impression of the roots of the mangrove trees.
Here is the wave print in the stone that looks just like wave prints that we see at the beach today.
Here are a couple of the colorful displays outside the gift shop.