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Rincón Colorado

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You've already flown among birds and unearthed some prehistoric skeletons. Now do you want to travel 72 million years back, when this side of the planet was not the largest desert in North America but an inland sea and beaches where the sand trembled with every step the dinosaurs took? Take out your paleontologist's hat and visit Rincón Colorado, the first paleontological area open and adapted to receive visitors in Mexico.

Throughout its almost nine hectares (“30 acres”) and two 1.7-kilometer (0.6 miles) corridors, the voices-or roaring-of the inhabitants of El Valle de los Dinosaurios (“Valley of the Dinosaurs”) will reveal all their secrets to you. One is called El Sendero de las Ventanas Paleontológicas (Paleontological Windows Path), which shows 120 reproductions of dinosaur bones (exact replicas) in the places where fossils have been found and the different stages of excavation to discover them.

The other trail is “ El tiempo geológico” (“Geological Time”) which explains to visitors the creation of planet Earth until the evolution of life. It is in this walkway where you can admire the soil of what used to be a Cretaceous beach and is now full of snails and oysters from that time.

In the facilities of the site museum you will learn about the research, conservation and diffusion of the fossils found in the entity; as well as the impressions of skin, shells, wood fragments, fruits and traces of these reptiles that have been found here.

You've already flown among birds and unearthed some prehistoric skeletons. Now do you want to travel 72 million years back, when this side of the planet was not the largest desert in North America but an inland sea and beaches where the sand trembled with every step the dinosaurs took? Take out your paleontologist's hat and visit Rincón Colorado, the first paleontological area open and adapted to receive visitors in Mexico.

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Throughout its almost nine hectares (“30 acres”) and two 1.7-kilometer (0.6 miles) corridors, the voices-or roaring-of the inhabitants of El Valle de los Dinosaurios (“Valley of the Dinosaurs”) will reveal all their secrets to you. One is called El Sendero de las Ventanas Paleontológicas (Paleontological Windows Path), which shows 120 reproductions of dinosaur bones (exact replicas) in the places where fossils have been found and the different stages of excavation to discover them.

The other trail is “ El tiempo geológico” (“Geological Time”) which explains to visitors the creation of planet Earth until the evolution of life. It is in this walkway where you can admire the soil of what used to be a Cretaceous beach and is now full of snails and oysters from that time.

In the facilities of the site museum you will learn about the research, conservation and diffusion of the fossils found in the entity; as well as the impressions of skin, shells, wood fragments, fruits and traces of these reptiles that have been found here.

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