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Geology Tour of Golden and Morrison

Geology Tour of Golden and Morrison

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food and Drinks
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I have an MS in Geology and PhD in Geophysics and have worked for 6+ years as a geologist in the mining industry. I have also taught geology courses at the University of Arizona.
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Roxana
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What we’ll do

This car tour will take you to some of the best geologic points of interest in and around Golden. With a professional geologist as a guide, you will learn about the depositional and tectonic events that formed the Rocky Mountains. Stops to view the Front Range stratigraphy, ancient metamorphic rocks intruded by granite pegmatites, and Tertiary volcanic flows. A special hand lens tool will be used…

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Trail Snacks
Water
Bottled Water

What to bring

Sun hat
Light rain jacket
Comfortable walking shoes

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Where you'll be

We will view volcanic rocks on North Table Mountain and enjoy scenic views of the foothills. Next we head to a beautiful road cut where sedimentary layers of many colors are exposed. We also visit the beautiful Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater and discuss the history of the red sandstone. A final stop at a viewpoint allows us to see the entire stratigraphy of the Denver foothills.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
Roxana
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Geology Tour of Golden and Morrison
3 reviews
From $60/person
3 reviews
From $60/person