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 ...

Spooky Pub Crawl

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

Who was murdered in your favorite downtown pub? Get in the spooky season spirit with a walking pub tour with local historian Dave Bailey. Join award winning historian and author Dave Bailey on a spooky tour of downtown Grand Junction with stops at 3 local pubs. This walking tour  will explore the early and colorful history where the pubs have taken ...


The Museums of Western Colorado inspires and connects our community by championing the scientific and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau.

Museums of Western Colorado