2021 Western Slope Cowboy Gathering

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO

The 2021 Western Slope Cowboy Gathering Schedule: Friday, November 5, 2021 Daytime Performances 12:00-5:00:  The Russellers, Floyd Beard, JoLynne Kirkwood, Jim Jones, Valerie Beard, Terry Nash, Caitlyn Taussig, Bill Clark, Nona Kelley Carver, Doug Figgs, Dale Page, Peggy Malone, Duane Nelson, Doug Figgs, Jim Jones, Bill Clark Friday Night Performances 6:00-9:00: Evelyn Roper, Peggy Malone, Jo Lynne Kirkwood. Dale Page, ...

History of Railroads in the Grand Valley

Mesa County Libraries, Central 443 N 6th St, Grand Junction, CO

The Mesa County Historical Society and Mesa County Public Libraries present: History of Railroads in the Grand Valley Join us for the November Oral History presentation of the Mesa County Historical Society. Matt Darling, Curator of Cross Orchards Historic Site will present a brief history of the Railroads of Mesa County detailing the railroad's operations from the first train into ...


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

Our popular Speakeasy will finally return on March 12th, 2022 More information and ticket registration click here!

Dominguez Canyon Hike with Matt Darling

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

Join railroad historian and Cross Orchards curator, Matt Darling on a 5 mile hike exploring Dominguez Canyon. Discover the route of the first main line of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad that travelled through the Rockies, not around them. Learn the obscure history of Bridgeport, CO, building the Bridgeport tunnel, and the wreck of the Mountaineer at Dominguez. Trip ...

Rifle Falls Hike with Dr. Julia McHugh

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

Explore Rifle Falls Coyote Trail with Dr. Julia McHugh.  This 1.5 mile hike will take you up close and personal with Rifle Falls, a variety of limestone caves, and sweeping views over the falls.  Dr. McHugh will share the geologic history of the area and what makes Rifle Falls a unique wonder in Western Colorado.  Trip Includes: Transportation and Picnic ...

Old Spanish Trail Hike with Sonny Shelton

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

Join local archaeologist, Holly “Sonny” Shelton on a guided hike of the historic Old Spanish National Historic Trail.  Journey along the same route that has been in use since the 1820’s and experience views of the Grand Valley and Uncompahgre Plateau.  Meet a historic reenactor for a demonstration of how to pack a horse for a journey and experience prehistoric ...


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