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BEGINS IN: DENVER, COLORADO

Jurassic Colorado: Dinosaur and Fossil Hunting With Your Grandchildren

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Program #2523RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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. Come in July to discover dinosaur remains at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and other treasures of the eastern slope of Colorado, including the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Dinosaur Depot, a working gold mine and the top of Pikes Peak. Or join us in August on the western slope for visits to prehistoric sites, excellent museums, and Dinosaur and Colorado National Monuments, as well as a hands-on paleontological dig at Dinosaur Quarry and fossil-hunting hikes.


Highlights

• Explore museums filled with amazing 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 outstanding national monuments and dig for your own fossils in private quarries.
• Trace the actual preserved remains of dinosaur tracks and bones and investigate the who, what, why, when and how of the prehistoric world with experts.

Activity Notes

Walk one mile on uneven surfaces at high elevation; activities and hikes require stooping, climbing inclines.

Itinerary Summary

July: Arrival Denver, Colo., 2 nights; coach to Colorado Springs, 2 nights; coach to Denver, 2 nights; departure. August: Arrival Grand Junction, Colo., 4 nights; coach to Vernal, Utah, 1 night; coach to Grand Junction, Colo., 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
7/26/2015
Program based in Denver and Colorado Springs. See dinosaur remains at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Dinosaur Depot. Includes opportunity to pan for gold while exploring working gold mine, cog-rail train ride to top of Pikes Peak.8/3/2015
Program based in Grand Junction Colorado and features activities and visits to prehistoric sites, museums, and Dinosaur and Colorado National Monuments. Includes hands-on dig at Dinosaur Quarry, hikes to hunt for fossils.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.


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Included
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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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4.8
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