Travel through time without a time machine! On your van tour, you will explore the beautiful landscapes around Crested Butte while learning about the last 2 billion years of Earth’s history. The area around Crested Butte is geologically fascinating, featuring some of the most diverse geology and distinctive landscapes in the entire state of Colorado. Geology van tours will visit different locations each time, based on weather, access, and participant interests. You won’t want to miss this unique tour!
Each van tour includes several stops with some light hiking to examine rock outcrops or assemble at viewing locations. Light hiking will occur along gravel roads and dirt paths. Please consider bringing a small day pack, drinking water, snack, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, and sturdy footwear. Journals, cameras, and binoculars are also encouraged. Tours are for adults – and for kids age 8 and over accompanied by an adult.
Thursday tour dates: June 29, July 27, August 10, and August 24. Special Geobotany tour on July 13 through the Wildflower Festival, register at www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com.
JULY 27TH VAN TOUR IS NOW FULL
Lock in your spot! Geology van tours are popular, so it’s a good idea to pre-register for tours. Register online here. If space is available in our 15-passenger van, you will be able to register and pay on site, the day of the tour. For questions please email email@example.com or phone Jen Pierson at 970-349-7420.
Tours start at 10 a.m. and end at noon, $40 per person. Meet in the parking lot of the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce at the northeast corner of the intersection of Elk Avenue and Highway 135. The van will arrive at this location by 9:45 am at the latest.