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Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.

- Michael Palin

 

Our Trips and Tours range from local historical tours to world class museums to paleontology sites! 

This year, let us make the travel plans for your adventures!

 

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Geology and Heritage of Escalante Canyon

October 21

Bob Wick / Bureau of Land Management Led by Colorado Canyons Association Escalante Canyon, in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, preserves an almost unbroken chain of human visitation and settlement dating back at least 800 years. On this tour, the CCA will take us to Escalante Canyon describing the geology of the region along the way. Once at the canyon, participants will examine Ute and Fremont petroglyphs, historic cabins, fascinating geology, and the only surviving waterwheel…

Grand Junction Cemetery Tour

October 27

Led by Erin Schmitz, MWC Curator of Collection and Archives; Marie Tipping and Garry Brewer, Loyd Files Research Library volunteers and local historians Throughout October on Saturdays, you have the opportunity to join us on a stroll through two of Grand Junction’s oldest cemeteries. We will begin our tour at the Whitewater Cemetery. High on a hill in the desert, the Whitewater Cemetery is like those you may have seen in old Western—a nostalgic and comforting…

Charlie Steen, the Uranium King (Moab)

November 20

Andrew K. Steen / CC BY-SA 3.0 Led by Zebulon Miracle, Curator, Gateway Canyons Resort No one captures the rags-to-riches story of the Uranium Boom like Charlie Steen. Down to his last dollar, he struck it rich at the Mi Vida mine and became an icon in the industry and power player in Moab and Grand Junction. On this trip we will explore the story of uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau and retrace Steen’s steps from…

Holiday Lights on the River Walk: San Antonio

December 14 - December 18

Photo credit: TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com Led by Peter Booth, Ph.D., MWC Executive Director San Antonio annually hosts a month-long holiday celebration highlighted with lights, luminarias, carolers, and festivities along its famed River Walk. This 300-year old city, rich with history and excitement, knows how to bring in the Christmas season. This tour will enjoy the sights and sounds of San Antonio decked out in its holiday trimmings. In addition, we will take side tours of the beautiful…

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