Events for August 4 – June 30 | Museums of Western Colorado

Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad Hike

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

Guide: Matt Darling Learn the obscure history of and explore the abandoned ruins of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroads original narrow gauge mainline to Salt Lake City, built in 1883. The ghost towns of Excelsior, CO and Acerron, UT will be explored too. Includes: Transportation, guide, snacks & lunch.

Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction

Join us to learn how to make your own laundry detergent and dish soap! Take simple ingredients and turn them into a cost effective way to clean your clothes and dishes. This workshop will provide all the necessary ingredients and containers for you to have a jug of laundry detergent and a small bottle of dish soap, with the know ...

Fruita Badlands Hike 4/16 – with Dr. Julia McHugh

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction

Explore the less travelled areas of Fruita's badlands in the cool of spring. Join Paleontologist Dr. Julia McHugh and travel through a desert in bloom to see several historic quarries where unique animals like Ceratosaurus and Fruitadens were discovered. Walk along the Jurassic river beds and explore the diverse ecosystems found in western Colorado 150 million years ago. Bring your ...

Fruita Badlands Hike – with Dr. Julia McHugh

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction

Explore the less travelled areas of Fruita's badlands in the cool of spring. Join Paleontologist Dr. Julia McHugh and travel through a desert in bloom to see several historic quarries where unique animals like Ceratosaurus and Fruitadens were discovered. Walk along the Jurassic river beds and explore the diverse ecosystems found in western Colorado 150 million years ago. Bring your ...

Downtown Grand Junction Walking Tour

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

Guide: David Bailey Do you wonder what early pioneer or entrepreneur built the early ornate buildings in downtown Grand Junction? Join David Bailey, the Museum of the West's Associate Historian and history sleuth, on a tour of historic buildings, downtown streets, and alleys. Discover their hidden historical secrets and fantastic tales of treasure and tunnels beneath Grand Junction's streets. The ...

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