Summer Science Tours for Adults (and children over the age of 12 with an adult)
Enjoy a beautiful morning outdoors! We invite you to explore the world of field scientists and learn how they use the Gunnison Valley to understand our world. You will step into the shoes of scientists to learn about their field research as we explore each week’s topic.
Each tour includes moderate hiking as you follow your scientist guide up the winding footpaths of the Gothic townsite to research meadows, forests and streams. Tours are from 9 a.m. to Noon followed by lunch in the Community Center with your scientist tour leader, $50 per person.
Please consider bringing a small day pack, drinking water, snack, sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, and sturdy footwear. For your comfort we recommend wearing light colored clothing, a long-sleeved cotton shirt and pants. Walking poles, journals, cameras, and binoculars are also encouraged. Science Tours are considered moderate walking tours on gravel roads and dirt paths.
Meet at the Gothic Visitor Center. If you drive up to Gothic, you may park in front of the Visitor Center or along the county road. Please consider riding the free Mountain Express bus; it leaves the 4-way stop in Crested Butte at 8:30 a.m., leaves Mountaineer Square in Mt. CB at 8:40 a.m. and arrives in Gothic at 8:55 a.m. The bus will leave Gothic for CB at 2:10 p.m.
For questions please email email@example.com.
July 11th tour is co-sponsored by the Wildflower festival and registration is available through them Here