Events for September 23 – October 15, 2020 | Museums of Western Colorado

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 ...

Glenwood Cemetery Tour

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

Guide: Erin Johnson Schmitz Come explore the history of Glenwood Springs with Assistant Director, Erin Johnson Schmitz. Glenwood Springs' most famous outlaw rests somewhere in Linwood Cemetery, though no one knows the exact location. Hike to the Pioneer Cemetery section to "Doc's" marker and peruse the other historic grave sites, such as that of Kid Curry. We will break for ...

Downtown Grand Junction Pub Crawl

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

Guide: David Bailey Looking for a truly unique experience? Join David Bailey, former Curator of History and now Associate Historian, for a historic walking tour and pub crawl. Historian David Bailey will tell you the early and colorful history of the buildings where the pubs and restaurants have taken up residence. Participants will partake of their favorite beverage and the ...

Exploring Dominguez-Escalante Route through Western Colorado

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction

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.

Director’s Trip: Kebler Pass

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction

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 ...

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