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Rivers, Tracks, and Dinosaurs 3-Day Expedition

July 28 - July 30

Explore the Western Slope’s “Jurassic Park.” Raft the black (calm) water of the Colorado River to see canyon geology, then spend a day as a paleontologist at Mygatt-Moore Quarry digging for dinosaurs. On day three, we’ll head to Moab and tour amazing dinosaur track sites. Bring hiking shoes, water bottle, wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and bug spray. Lunch is included each day.

Difficulty: Short hikes are involved in this three-day expedition. Most hikes are less than 1 mile and are rated from easy to moderately strenuous.

Minimum age: 7 (guests ages 16 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Itinerary:
Day 1: Raft adventure on the Colorado River through Ruby and Horsethief Canyons.
7:45 AM – Depart Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, CO for Rimrock Adventures
8:00 AM – Depart Rimrock Adventures for rafting.
Noon – Lunch on the River
1:00 PM – Continue Raft adventure
4:30 PM – Leave the river and return to Fruita.

Day 2: Mygatt-Moore Quarry dinosaur dig
8:00 AM – Orientation at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, CO
8:30 AM – Depart Dinosaur Journey.
9:00 AM – Arrive at MMQ for excavations
Noon – Lunch at the Quarry
1:00 PM – excavations
3:00 PM– return to Dinosaur Journey

Day 3: Moab tour of dinosaur trackways.
8:00 AM – depart Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, CO
Stop 1 – Moab Springs Track Site
Stop 2 – Poison Spider – tracks and rock art (difficulty = moderate to strenuous)
Lunch in Moab
Stop 3 – Mill Canyon track ways (difficulty = easy)
Stop 4 – Copper Ridge trackways (difficulty = moderate to strenuous)
4:30-5:00pm – return to Dinosaur Journey.

Rivers, Tracks, and Dinosaurs

Explore the Western Slope's "Jurassic Park!"
When
July 28th, 2020 7:45 AM   through   July 30th, 2020 5:00 PM
Location
Dinosaur Journey Museum
550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521
United States
Event Fee(s)
Regular Ticket $ 385.00

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Details

Start:
July 28
End:
July 30
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Venue

Dinosaur Journey Museum
550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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Phone:
(970) 858-7282

Mission

The Museums of Western Colorado inspires and connects our community by championing the scientific and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau.

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