Events for October 3 – October 23 | Museums of Western Colorado

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Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Come tell us your ideas for trips and tours in 2020, and let us know what you think of our ideas. Free.

Old Spanish Trail and the First Retail Outlet in Colorado

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guide: Bob Silbernagel Email learly@westcomuseum.org for more information regarding the new date for this trip. Visit Fort Uncompahgre at Delta, a replica of Robidoux’s fur-trade post built in 1828 on the Gunnison River. Visit the actual fort site southwest of Delta and several Old Spanish Trail locations between Delta and Grand Junction. Discuss Robidoux’s importance in the development of this ...

Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guides: Matt Darling and Stephanie Lukowski Discover the rich and unique Railroad history of Leadville, CO and how, during the Silver boom of the 1880-90s the mineral traffic of Leadville was so intense that three railroads aggressively competed for the lucrative business. Ride the high line of the old Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad to the Climax mine at ...

Exploring the Dominguez-Escalente route through Western Colorado

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guides: Bob Silbernael and David Bailey Visit Uncompahgre Valley, Hubbard Creek, site near Collbran. Discuss why the expedition came over Grand Mesa instead of around, and hear about their meeting with Sabaguana Utes. Learn all about the successes and failures of the expedition.

Vernal, Utah and Dinosaur National Monument

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guides: Bob Silbernagel and Mike Perry Visit some of the highlights of Vernal, Canyon Pintado, Dinosaur National Monument, and more! What made DNM so important in Paleontology? Hear about Josie Bassett Morris, her husbands, alleged rustling, Brown’s Park, and her isolated homestead. On this fun filled excursion to the Uintah Basin of Utah and Colorado we will see where some ...

Alferd Packer Murder Mystery Tour

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guide: David Bailey Join David Bailey, the Museum of the West’s Curator of History and award-winning author, on a tour of the infamous Alferd Packer murder scene. Packer, known as the Colorado Cannibal, who was accused of killing and eating his traveling companions in 1874. Bailey will take the group to Lake City, Colorado and visit the Packer murder site ...

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Mon 01

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig June 1

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm