This 113 acre area includes trace fossils of animals who lived 450 million years ago. It’s located on a private ranch and campground in Penrose, just northwest of Cañon City.
National Natural Landmark in Fremont Co.
Designated in 1979, Indian Springs Trace Fossil Site is probably the greatest example of trace fossils in North America for representing the historic Ordovician species. The markings and movements of these animals is on full display here.
The site is located on the Indian Springs Ranch Campground, and the owners do offer public tour. It’s situated along the Gold Belt Tour, a national scenic byway through some of Colorado’s most fascinating mining country.