Geology of Highway 50 with Bruce Bartleson

How many times have you driven this road and wondered (maybe a little?) about the natural history of the route. Why is there a canyon just west of Gunnison and why does it open out to a broad valley just west of the Lake City Bridge.  What is the origin of the Dillon Pinnacles? Was there really a volcano in the West Elk Mountains? Why is Blue Canyon there and why does the road keep on falling apart on Blue Mesa summit? What is the Cimarron Fault and have we ever had earthquakes around here? 

These and many more questions will be answered on this day trip to Montrose and return. Cost includes transportation and a sack lunch.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

University Center, Parking Lot
Gunnison, CO 81230

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