COVID-19 Policy

Due to the situation with COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Mygatt-Moore Quarry dig season. Accordingly, we will be following a lenient refund policy and ask that you read through the options below.

We are hoping to pivot our experiences in the 2020 season, if you’re interested in finding out more information on other dig experiences, please email We are using this time of pause to reevaluate some of our digs, and we are excited to announce we will have all new options and trips for the 2021 season…stay tuned!

Please consider the following options:

1. Registration Donations: We first ask you to consider donating the cost of your registration back to the Museums of Western Colorado This is a very challenging time for us with the cancellation of programs that normally raise funds to support our year-round tasks of preserving the scientific and cultural history of the Colorado Plateau. If we don’t hear from you, we will assume that you are donating your registration costs back to us. We truly appreciate this kind gesture! When the date of your program passes, we will send you a letter confirming the donation, which may be tax deductible.

2. Registration Credits: If you would like a credit for the program (whether because it has been cancelled, or because your travel plans have changed), please email or call the MWC office at 970-242-0971. We can apply that credit to other programs later this year, or for 2021.

3. Registration Refunds: We completely understand that this can be a financially challenging time for you as well. If you would like a refund for the program, please email or call the MWC office at 970-242-0971. If you paid online, we will refund it directly to your credit card. If you paid by other means, we can send you a check. Refunds should be requested as soon as possible, so that we may plan accordingly. (Refunds must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance.)

Thank you for your support of the Museums of Western Colorado, and we hope to see you soon (but safely!).