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Jurassic Colorado: Dinosaur and Fossil Hunting With Your Grandchildren

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Program #2523RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 11 years of age.

Experience for yourself where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed! Walk in the footprints of the dinosaurs, dig your own fossils and hike ancient rocks as you and your grandchild explore the prehistoric treasurers of the majestic Rocky Mountains. See the remains of the dinosaurs you’ve always imagined at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Dinosaur Depot. Plus, explore a working gold mine and learn to pan for gold. Take a cog rail train to the top of Pikes Peak and get a 360 degree view of the Colorado landscape!


• Visit the world-class Denver Museum of Nature and Science with its amazing and interactive displays of the prehistoric world including the largest-ever discoveries in Colorado of mammoths, mastodons and other prehistoric animals.
• Journey back in time at Fossil Beds National Monument, then dig for your own fossils on a nearby private preserve.
• At Morrison Ridge, trace the actual preserved trail of huge dinosaur tracks and investigate the who, what, why, when and how of the prehistoric world with experts.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Denver, 2 nights; coach to Colorado Springs, 2 nights; coach to Denver, 2 nights; departure.

Date Notes
The August 3-9 Program is based in Grand Junction Colorado and will feature activities and visits to prehistoric sites, museums, and Dinosaur and Colorado National Monuments

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jul 27 — Aug 2, 2014 waitlist only  

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at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences


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