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Red Rocks Park Guided Geology Hike

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Red Rocks Park Guided Geology Hike

26 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Red Rocks Park Guided Geology Hike

guided hike

Red Rocks Park Guided Geology Hike

26 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We’ll hike trails in beautiful Red Rocks Park, beginning among its famous towering sandstone monoliths. Your hike will be greatly enhanced with a professional geologist guiding you. We’ll examine the rocks up close for clues as to their origins and history, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas opening to the great plains below. We’ll see 200 million years of earth history as recorded in the rocks, well before the uplift of the present-day Rockies. We’ll see igneous and metamorphic rocks 1.7 billion years old, overlain by younger sediments deposited beginning with the uplift of the ancestral Rockies, and see how subsequent sediments accumulated under environmental conditions that changed dramatically time and again. In the distance, we’ll trace younger sediments spanning much of the age of the dinosaurs. Using a “hand lens,” we’ll examine the rocks closely for mineral composition and textures that reveal the nature of the rocks and their otherwise untold journey. Principles we’ll learn here will transfer to many other geologic settings to enhance your enjoyment of the underlying geology wherever you go.

Your host

Learn more about Bill

Bill

I have BS and MS degrees in Geology and worked for over 30 years as a professional geologist. I also lead tours for the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, Colorado, and I love to share the joys of Colorado’s geology with everyone!

What's included

Food
Trail snacks and bottled water
Equipment
Trekking Poles, Hand Lens

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Where you'll be

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is a designated National Historic Landmark. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps on the slopes of Mount Morrison, the outdoor amphitheater has hosted world class performances and other events since 1941, with beautiful red sandstone rock formations soaring 200 feet skyward, flanking the audiences. The amphitheater is surrounded by 738 acres of scenic hiking trails.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Jacket

More tips

I'll contact you upon your booking to answer any other questions you may have.

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Red Rocks Park Guided Geology Hike
26 reviews
£30/person
26 reviews
£30/person