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 ...

Canyonlands Jet Boat Tour

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

Trip Leader: David Bailey The three-hour jet boat trip will travel through 2,200-foot Canyon walls on the Colorado River. The tour will continue down river and see wonderful views of the arches, petroglyphs, and a unique view of prehistoric granary. The jet boat will travel through the bottom of Dead Horse State Park, Thelma and Louise Point and visit a ...

Denver Museum Jamboree

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

Guide: Erin Shcmitz Join Erin Schmitz, Assistant Director, on a tour of the museums of Denver. We will visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and see the Art of Brick traveling exhibit as well as the After the Asteroid exhibit, detailing the groundbreaking research the DMNS Paleontology staff are doing on the rise of the mammals. Then its ...

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 ...

Santa Fe Extravaganza

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

Director's Tour Guide: Kaia Michealis See the world premier run of M. Butterfly at the Santa Fe opera, experience the artistic wonders of Santa Fe, one of the oldest cities in the United States, stay at a luxury private retreat, and take in the Santa Fe Indian Market, all in one whirlwind trip with an art historian -- the museum’s ...

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.

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