Photo credit: Jerry Huddleston Led by Erin Schmitz, MWC Curator of Collection and Archives Since its beginning as a mining camp in 1859, Georgetown has attracted those who have sought something very special.
First it was the magic of gold and silver ore; now it’s the beauty and ambiance of this picturesque town surrounded by the Rocky Mountains.
You will be thrilled and amazed on this wet and amazing ride.
You will get wet with power slides, fishtails, speed runs, and the famous “Cowboy Spin.” You will also enjoy the scenic points of interest, a few stories, and spot wildlife along the Colorado River near De Beque. Led by David Bailey, MWC Curator of History Join us as we travel to the gorgeous Yankee Boy Basin with the San Juan Scenic Jeep Tour Company.
Our tour will start with a ride on the historic Georgetown Loop followed by dinner at the… D., Colorado Mesa University Assistant Professor of Archeology This is an extremely unique experience.
Long before the settlers and Utes, before the Ancestral Pueblos, Fremont and Basketmakers, and even the Archaic peoples, there were the Paleoamericans.
We’ll visit the location of Packer’s second camp as well as the murder scene.
Bailey will explain how his ten-year historical quest and new forensic evidence found by Colorado Mesa University scientists cleared Packer of murder and solved Colorado’s…
Led by Carla Hatch, MWC Trips and Digs Coordinator This is a boat tour like nothing you’ve been on before!Led by Colorado Canyons Association Journey down this gorgeous stretch of the Colorado River in style.This upscale adventure is a two-day river trip with an overnight at Colorado Canyons Association’s Catalpa Camp which includes a freshly prepared dinner, local wines, and fireside stories about area. Member fee is for Museum or Colorado Canyons Association member Done in cooperation with the Colorado Canyons Association Please fill out and…This tour enjoys all this and more as we will travel in style—riding first-class on the Cumbras & Toltec Railroad, enjoying an… D., MWC Curator of Paleontology Discover one of the largest dinosaur bone beds of the Jurassic Period, the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. We will learn what new scientific research says about this mysterious graveyard.Here, as many as 46 individual Allosaurus were buried. We will also visit the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum in Price to learn what…Led by Colorado Canyons Association To float the river is one thing, to truly live the river is another.Join us on this very unique one-day river trip on the Gunnison River from Escalante Canyon to Bridgeport.Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.- Michael Palin Our Trips and Tours range from local historical tours to world class museums to paleontology sites!Its stone cabins saw half a century of carnotite mining, and the camp grew from a harsh and remote outpost during the radium boom years to a small town filled with families during the uranium boom.Today the site is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the perfect location to discuss the mining…