Jul 20 - 22, 2013
** Deposits must be made per person.
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A Denver Museum of Nature & Science paleontologist will be your time travel guide as you paddle your way into the age of dinosaurs. Explore fascinating rock formations and fossils from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and learn about the dinosaurs that lived there.
This spectacular canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including Ruby and Horsethief Canyons, features majestic walls of red sandstone and offers some of the best canoeing in Colorado. The river is gentle with occasional small Class I+ rapids to add spice to the journey (Class I is easy and Class V is difficult). Roads do not bound this portion of the river and the steep-walled canyons are accessible only from the river, giving the area a true wilderness setting.
You’ll be amazed at stands of shiny granite sculpted by water through the ages while paddling or floating in your life jacket past the remnants of ancient metamorphic rock, called Black Rock. Camping along the river’s banks and exploring a deep box canyon will leave you awed by the immensity of geologic time and the silence of the wilderness. This is BIG COUNTRY and a geologist’s paradise. Many of our educational classes focus on this area. This stretch of river near Grand Junction, CO, is ideal for canoeing.
This is a Denver Museum of Nature & Science sponsored trip. General public welcome.