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Well worth a stop

Geology or fossils are not often on my must-see list but reading about the thrombolites piqued my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrssimptom
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Walk back in history - 650 million years

Marjorie’s Bridge & Thrombolite Walking Trail are just off the 430N Viking Trail as you approach... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
CatharineB
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geology or fossils are not often on my must-see list but reading about the thrombolites piqued my curiosity. The site was well-marked and the path an easy one. Knowing a bit about the formations - - their age and rarity - - and then seeing...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Marjorie’s Bridge & Thrombolite Walking Trail are just off the 430N Viking Trail as you approach Flower’s Cove from the south. The 2 attractions share the same trail head. The bridge is named in honour of Marjorie Myers. She is the daughter and granddaughter of...More

Thank CatharineB
Reviewed 9 August 2018

These thrombolites, flower-shaped rocks, are the fossils of creatures alive about 650 million years ago - and except for one sign on the highway with no detail, and whatever description you find in the guidebook you are following you would never know they are there....More

1  Thank GSyM
Reviewed 23 July 2018

There are many small fishing villages on the Viking Trail and this is a worthwhile stop. Short easy walk to the display board and not busy. I think most people probably miss these fossilized rocks because they are not informed. We also drove around the...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We stopped at the thrombolites trail on our way to St Anthony. it is located by Flowers cove, signs are easily seen for the trail. There is a parking area and then a short walk of about a half km to the thrombolites. Some very...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped here along our way from Gros Morne to L'Anse-aux-Meadows for a short (10 minutes) walk to break up the drive. Had read about the extremely rare occurrence of thrombolites (only here and one other place, in Australia) and wanted to see them in person....More

2  Thank scottandelaine
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Simple trail that takes you waaaaay back in time! It was a great break to a long car ride. The trail is easy and he signage is good. It's an interesting look at a very long ago and fossils I'd never heard of before

1  Thank bankrbear
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Very informative board in the car park gives you an idea of what to expect. It's a good job as there's no indication how far to walk until you get there. These thrombolites can only be seen here and in Australia and are therefore very...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

These fascinating loaf shaped rocks are supposedly an ancient living source of our Oxygen, similar to photosynthesis. The rocks here are long dead; but the ones in Australia are still living. The trail is well marked with interpretive signage. The walk is manageable for most...More

Thank Warren D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Apparently the Thrombolites at Flowers Cove are extremely rare - it is only one of two sites world wide where one can view them, the other being in Western Australia. We stopped here for lunch as we drove north and did the walking trail. They...More

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