Black Canyon of the Gunnison Day Trip

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

Join Geologist Rex Cole and Railroad Historian Matt Darling on a day trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Take a trip to Cimarron, CO and learn the history of the once busy helper station and cattle loading operation of the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad (1881-1949). Travel up Cimarron creek to where you can enter the upper reaches ...

Wildflowers on the Mesa

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

Join Museums of Western Colorado on a guided walk of some of Colorado high country’s most beautiful wildflower sites.  {Specific Date in July is TBD} Have you ever wondered what the flowers that make up the sea of color on the Grand Mesa are?  Travel to the Grand Mesa to have a picnic lunch and explore wildflower sites right here ...

Directors Trip to Santa Fe with Kaia Michaelis

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

Museums of Western Colorado Director and art historian, Kaia Michaelis, will be leading a 4 day excursion to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Explore the thriving art scene of the southwest, with visits to Santa Fe area galleries and museums.  Spend an evening enjoying the Santa Fe Opera at their stunning outdoor venue. Difficulty: 1/5     Walking around Santa Fe, no hiking ...

Meeker Sheepdog Trials with Vida Jaber

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

Experience one of the wests best kept secrets, the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials with Museum of the West Curator, Vida Jaber. Spend the day in Meeker watching one of the most challenging sheepdog trials as border collies from around the world attempt to herd the rugged mountain Meeker sheep. Trip Includes: Transportation, Admission and Event Program Difficulty: 1/5 Shuttles offered ...

Spooky Pub Crawl with Vida Jaber

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

Get in the spooky spirit with a walking pub tour with Museum of the West curator, Vida Jaber. Who was murdered in your favorite downtown pub?  This walking tour will explore the early and colorful history where three local pubs have taken up residence.  In between stops, tour participants will learn about the mysteries and murders of early downtown Grand Junction.  All participants ...

Spooky Pub Crawl with Vida Jaber

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

Get in the spooky spirit with a walking pub tour with Museum of the West curator, Vida Jaber. Who was murdered in your favorite downtown pub?  This walking tour will explore the early and colorful history where three local pubs have taken up residence.  In between stops, tour participants will learn about the mysteries and murders of early downtown Grand Junction.  All participants ...

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