Riggs Hill Trail
Grand Junction, Colorado – Point of Geological Interest #F5
A 3⁄4-mile long, self-guided trail in the Redlands area, featuring eight points of interest. The type specimen for Brachiosaurus was excavated here by Elmer Riggs in 1900 (a cast replica of this Brachiosaurus altithorax is on display at Chicago’s O’Hare airport), and in 1937 Lee Edward Holt uncovered partial skeletons of Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, and possibly another Brachiosaurus.
Elmer Riggs’ Brachiosaurus at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.