Morrison Natural History Museum interpretive trail
Arrowhead Trails, Inc. was contacted by the Morrison Natural History Museum to construct a 48” crusher fine surfaced trail with (5) interpretive stations connecting the museum, to the Mt. Falcon Open Space trailhead parking lot in Jefferson County. The primary users of the trail are hikers and educational groups ranging from elementary schoolchildren to seniors. For over a decade the Museum has pioneered challenging, relevant, and interactive programming for all ages and levels of ability to learn about ancient life and landscapes of Colorado’s Front Range including new dinosaur discoveries made by Museum staff that were recently featured in Smithsonian magazine.
The crusher fine surfaced trail project was funded by a grant provided to the museum from Jefferson County, while the crusher fine materials were donated by Aggregate Industries, a local quarry in Morrison, CO. From the newly constructed trail users can view a variety of rock formations from several different geologic time eras including Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic.