Speakeasy

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 ...

Full Day: June 20th, 2022

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO

Difficulty: No hiking is required on this expedition, but participants should expect to be outside all day, in the heat and bugs, working on open, rocky ground. We will provide some shade tarps. Description: The Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Get a little dirty digging for Jurassic dinosaurs. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all ...

Half Day: June 22nd, 2022

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO

Difficulty: No hiking is required on this expedition, but participants should expect to be outside, in the heat and bugs, working on open, rocky ground. We will provide some shade tarps. Description: Great for beginners of ages 5 and older, the Mygatt-Moore half day expeditions offer paleontology field work in the cool of a summer morning. Our paleontologists will make ...

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