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Traildust Theropod 3 day experience

Traildust Theropods 3 day experience! August 4th-6th, 2021 This expedition is for adventurers who like a challenge. Fossil bones of the theropod Allosaurus are plentiful at the site, but they are embedded in a hard sandstone. Break out the hammers and chisels to excavate these bones from one of the Jurassic’s top predators. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, a water bottle, ...

Expedition: Dinosaurs of Moab

Walk in the footsteps of giants! Dr. Julia McHugh will take us to scenic Moab, UT and find where dinosaurs once roamed. We’ll see tracks from small stalking raptors to colossal sauropods, and even stop by some petroglyphs (rock art) thousands of years old. Bring your hat, walking shoes, sunscreen and a camera for this adventure. Minimum Age for participants ...

Exploring Dominguez-Escalante Route through Western Colorado

Guide: Bob Silbernagel 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. Trip Includes: Transportation, guide, lunch. Registration Deadline: August 25th, 2021

Director’s Trip: Kebler Pass

Guide: Kaia Michaelis Escape for a night away with new friends and the Museum's Director. Enjoy the views of Black Canyon of the Gunnison on your way to spend an evening in Crested Butte. The next day take in the fall colors of Kebler Pass. On your way home enjoy some wine tasting and apple orchards in the North Fork ...

Vernal, Utah & Dinosaur National Monument

Guides: Bob Silbernagel & Mike Perry Visit some of the highlights of Vernal, Canyon Pintado, Dinosaur National Monument, & 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 of ...


2021 Chautauqua – the 19th Amendment and All that Jazz

Masonic Grand Valley Event Center 2400 Consistory Ct., Grand Junction

The 2021 Colorado West Chautauqua will feature performers representing Billy Sunday, Josephine Baker, Jeannette Rankin, and more fun characters introducing us to the 20s. Performances will be September 22 and 23rd. Stay tuned for ticketing and performance schedules. 


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