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Ride the Cartosaurus to See Tracks

There are a few ways to see Morrison, Colorado's famed "Dinosaur Ridge." If you just want to have a look at the tracks you can walk or bike up the roadside trail, but if you want a less strenuous guided tour you can hop onto the new electric-powered "Cartosaurus."According to Denver's CBS4 News the...

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Dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Ridge. From Flickr user Matthew Saunders.


There are a few ways to see Morrison, Colorado's famed " Dinosaur Ridge." If you just want to have a look at the tracks you can walk or bike up the roadside trail, but if you want a less strenuous guided tour you can hop onto the new electric-powered "Cartosaurus."

According to Denver's CBS4 News the popular attraction, known for its many dinosaur tracks, is now offering tours via an electric-powered shuttle. The vehicle runs on 16 6-volt batteries, not fossil fuels, making it much cleaner and efficient than similar gas-powered shuttles. It is not decorated with dinosaurs like its gas-powered predecessor, but that's a small price to pay for going green.
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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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