Hours of Operation

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Holiday Hours

Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience will be closed on the following holidays:

Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter.

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Weather and Our Outdoor Attractions

Weather in the Colorado Rockies often defines the word “unpredictable”, especially in the spring and fall and during the summer’s thunderstorm season. Because safety is always foremost in our minds, we reserve the right to close the Ropes Course and our Dinosaur Wild Walk to ensure the well being of our guests. If your visit to the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience coincides with a weather-related closure to our outdoor attractions, you can:

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  • Take another spin through our museum and wait for the weather to clear (Hint #1: Colorado thunderstorms are typically powerful but short-lived. Hint #2: The Chewy Marshmallow Treats at our snack shop are really good!)
  • Collect a rain-check voucher from our ticketing office. You can return anytime during the same calendar year and present your voucher and your original receipt and enjoy our outdoor attractions.
  • After an hour of weather-related delays, we are more than happy to refund the outdoor-portion of your ticket fare—just present your receipt at our ticketing office and we will take care of you and your family.

Driving Directions & Map

From Colorado Springs

From Colorado Springs, take U.S. 85/U.S. 87 southbound for 2.4 miles; this road becomes CO-115. Follow CO-115 South for 31.2 miles, and then turn right and merge onto U.S. 50 West. Follow U.S. 50 West for 19 miles, and the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience will be on your right.

From Denver

From the State’s capital, take I-25 southbound for 76.1 miles to Colorado Springs. From Colorado Springs, follow CO-115 southbound for 31.2 miles, and then turn right and merge onto U.S. 50 West. Follow U.S. 50 West for 19 miles, and the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience will be on your right.