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April 17 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Hike Through Geologic Time

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Learn about the geological history of Upper Monument Canyon

Embark on a captivating journey through time as you hike through Upper Monument Canyon, unraveling the secrets hidden within the layers of rock that bear witness to 90 million years of Earth’s history. This geological marvel, like a time capsule, preserves the story of climate change, ancient environments, and the evolution of life.
Join Don Regan, a retired energy industry geologist, former COLM park ranger and longtime CNMA volunteer and Roger Smith a recently retired geologist and CNMA volunteer for an awe-inspiring day on the monument.
Hike details –
  • Meeting at the Upper Monument Canyon Trailhead at 8:30am; risk forms must be signed upon registration.
    • From Saddlehorn Visitor Center, turn left onto Rim Rock Drive and proceed 3.8 miles (6.1 km) to the trailhead on the left.
  • Approximately 3 miles, plan for a 5-hour strenuous hike.
  • Bring water, snacks, layers and lunch if needed.
  • Hike may be cancelled or postponed if there is rain or weather within 24 hours of start time. Emails will be sent if hike is cancelled.
  • Park passes are required for entry as always please carpool when possible

photo credit: David Smith

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Karen Mahoney
Phone:
970-858-3617
Email:
kmahoney@coloradonma.org

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