This rock can be found north of Garden of the Gods, in a section of the former Iverson Movie Ranch that has been preserved as parkland. I'd be willing to bet that "Trachodon" found its way into a movie or TV show, but at this point I've still never seen it, other than in person. If you happen to spot this thing anywhere, please let us know!
The Sinclair Dinoland version of a trachodon
Here's another rendition of a trachodon, from Sinclair Dinoland. Who knows how accurate either version is — to state the obvious, no one alive today has seen an actual trachodon, as they lived in the Campanian age, about 80 million years ago. Make a note of that — it might come in handy for bar trivia.
"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" TV episode: "One" (April 15, 1958)
Unlike its fellow dinosaur Trachodon, Stegosaurus shows up regularly in movies and TV shows — including multiple appearances on the "Wyatt Earp" TV series. Click here to see another example from "Wyatt Earp."
1950s-vintage Marx dinosaurs — not the author's collection
I probably see more "dinosaurs" at Iverson than I should — I blame my childhood obsession with my toy dinos. I think I still have two shoeboxes full of them somewhere. If you ever want to visit a site run by someone who's WAY into the toy dinos ... check out this link.
"Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1959)
It was probably "Journey to the Center of the Earth," more than any other single event, that was responsible for my obsession. I've been partial to dimetrodons ever since — and I know I'm not alone!