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Douglas Pass

Dinosaur Journey Museum 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita

Spend a day in the sub alpine forest of Douglas Pass exploring and splitting soft shale from the Eocene Epoch, some 50 million years ago. We will be discovering fossil leaves and insects from an ancient lake that once stretched across western Colorado. Participants should expect to be outside at 8,000 feet elevation without existing trails or shade cover. Wear ...

Douglas Pass July 17

Dinosaur Journey Museum 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita

Spend a day in the sub alpine forest of Douglas Pass exploring and splitting soft shale from the Eocene Epoch, some 50 million years ago. We will be discovering fossil leaves and insects from an ancient lake that once stretched across western Colorado. Participants should expect to be outside at 8,000 feet elevation without existing trails or shade cover. Wear ...

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 ...

Old Fossil Classic 2020

Adobe Creek National Golf Course 876 18 1/2 Rd, Fruita

**Postponed** We will update this page when we have further information. Thank you. The Old Fossil Golf Tournament is an annual fundraiser presented jointly by the Museums of Western Colorado and Family Health West and has been played at the Adobe Creek National Golf Course since 2010. This past year, 2019, the tournament moved to the spring! The 2020 Old ...

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 ...

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