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Fossil Prospecting Hike

Fossil Prospecting Hike

May 24

The thrill of discovery is high in this prospecting expedition. We will be hiking through the badlands of the Western Slope searching for new fossil sites. This is an area full of fossil bone, where new discoveries are still being made. The site you find could lead science to a whole new discovery! Come along and venture into the unknown!This is a hiking trip. Participants should expect to be traversing badlands without existing trails or shade…

Callison Quarry

Callison Quarry One Day Dig

May 25

Discover scenic Callison Quarry, just three miles from the museum in the Fruita Paleontological Area. Probe through the soft shales and use your detective skills to spot lizard and pterosaur bones, mammal jaws and teeth, and perhaps even the rare crocodilian Fruitachampsa between the layers of mudstone. This quarry is world-famous for having some of the smallest contemporaries of Jurassic dinosaurs.A short hike from the parking lot to the quarry is involved, it is moderately…

Callison Quarry

Callison Quarry One Day Dig

May 27

Discover scenic Callison Quarry, just three miles from the museum in the Fruita Paleontological Area. Probe through the soft shales and use your detective skills to spot lizard and pterosaur bones, mammal jaws and teeth, and perhaps even the rare crocodilian Fruitachampsa between the layers of mudstone. This quarry is world-famous for having some of the smallest contemporaries of Jurassic dinosaurs.A short hike from the parking lot to the quarry is involved, it is moderately…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 1

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 3

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 6

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Moab Tracks

Moab Tracks

June 7

Travel to Moab to discover dinosaur trackways of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. We will stop for short hikes (each < 1 mile) at three different track sites and see footprints of giant sauropods, stalking theropods and more! Some sites may have only a few tracks, and others have footprints of 10 different kinds of animals. We will even have a chance to check out some petroglyphs and the new Moab Giants by Paleosafari.Three short…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 8

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 10

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 13

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 15

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Paleo lab

Mygatt-Moore Quarry and DJ Prep Lab

June 16 - June 17

Get a double helping of paleontology by coupling a dig at Mygatt-Moore Quarry with working in the paleo lab, learning the skills to prepare fossils. Participants will spend a full day in the Dinosaur Journey Fossil Preparation Lab before heading out to Mygatt-Moore Quarry to excavate dinosaur bones. Our expert paleontologists will be there to guide you every step of the way. This is a perfect match for enthusiasts and future paleontologists alike.No hiking is…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 22

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Fossil Prospecting Hike

Fossil Prospecting Hike

June 23

The thrill of discovery is high in this prospecting expedition. We will be hiking through the badlands of the Western Slope searching for new fossil sites. This is an area full of fossil bone, where new discoveries are still being made. The site you find could lead science to a whole new discovery! Come along and venture into the unknown!This is a hiking trip. Participants should expect to be traversing badlands without existing trails or shade…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 24

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 27

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

rafting

Rivers, Tracks, and Dinosaurs

June 28 - June 30

Experience the Western Slope’s ‘Jurassic Park’. Join us on the Colorado River to see canyons and dinosaur tracks, then dig into Mygatt-Moore Quarry where you can spend a day as a paleontologist digging for dinosaur bones. On day three, we travel west towards Moab to find dinosaur trackways from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. This is the Dinosaur Trifecta: rocks, bones, and tracks!Short hikes are involved in this three day expedition. Most hikes are less…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 1

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Moab Tracks

Moab Tracks

July 7

Travel to Moab to discover dinosaur trackways of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. We will stop for short hikes (each < 1 mile) at three different track sites and see footprints of giant sauropods, stalking theropods and more! Some sites may have only a few tracks, and others have footprints of 10 different kinds of animals. We will even have a chance to check out some petroglyphs and the new Moab Giants by Paleosafari.Three short…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 11

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

rafting

Rivers, Tracks, and Dinosaurs

July 12 - July 14

Experience the Western Slope’s ‘Jurassic Park’. Join us on the Colorado River to see canyons and dinosaur tracks, then dig into Mygatt-Moore Quarry where you can spend a day as a paleontologist digging for dinosaur bones. On day three, we travel west towards Moab to find dinosaur trackways from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. This is the Dinosaur Trifecta: rocks, bones, and tracks!Short hikes are involved in this three day expedition. Most hikes are less…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 15

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 18

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 20

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Paleo lab

Mygatt-Moore Quarry and DJ Prep Lab

July 21 - July 22

Get a double helping of paleontology by coupling a dig at Mygatt-Moore Quarry with working in the paleo lab, learning the skills to prepare fossils. Participants will spend a full day in the Dinosaur Journey Fossil Preparation Lab before heading out to Mygatt-Moore Quarry to excavate dinosaur bones. Our expert paleontologists will be there to guide you every step of the way. This is a perfect match for enthusiasts and future paleontologists alike.No hiking is…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 25

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 27

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Fossil Prospecting Hike

Fossil Prospecting Hike

July 28

The thrill of discovery is high in this prospecting expedition. We will be hiking through the badlands of the Western Slope searching for new fossil sites. This is an area full of fossil bone, where new discoveries are still being made. The site you find could lead science to a whole new discovery! Come along and venture into the unknown!This is a hiking trip. Participants should expect to be traversing badlands without existing trails or shade…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 29

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 1

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

rafting

Rivers, Tracks, and Dinosaurs

August 2 - August 4

Experience the Western Slope’s ‘Jurassic Park’. Join us on the Colorado River to see canyons and dinosaur tracks, then dig into Mygatt-Moore Quarry where you can spend a day as a paleontologist digging for dinosaur bones. On day three, we travel west towards Moab to find dinosaur trackways from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. This is the Dinosaur Trifecta: rocks, bones, and tracks!Short hikes are involved in this three day expedition. Most hikes are less…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 5

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 8

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 10

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 12

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 15

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Moab Tracks

Moab Tracks

August 16

Travel to Moab to discover dinosaur trackways of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. We will stop for short hikes (each < 1 mile) at three different track sites and see footprints of giant sauropods, stalking theropods and more! Some sites may have only a few tracks, and others have footprints of 10 different kinds of animals. We will even have a chance to check out some petroglyphs and the new Moab Giants by Paleosafari.Three short…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 17

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Come and get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

Colorado National Monument

Geology of Colorado National Monument

September 19

This trip will showcase the geology and history of Colorado National Monument. Join us for a guided tour of Rimrock Drive, as well as a geologist-led hike along Canyon Rim Trail. We’ll see monoclines, windows and monoliths, the Redlands Fault, and even the Great Unconformity – a line in the rocks where over a billion years of Earth’s history is missing.Many stops will be roadside or at the visitor’s center; however, we will hike the…

Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Canyon Geology Bike Ride

October 14

Tour beautiful Glenwood Canyon by bicycle. This geologist-led trip will feature stops along the easy bicycle tour through the carved canyons between Bair Ranch and Glenwood Springs. We will bring a picnic lunch and even hike up to Hanging Lake. Don’t forget your camera on this scenic tour (bicycles are equipped with handlebar bags for personal belongs). The bike ride is rated as easy, with only a single small hill. Most stops will be roadside; however,…

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