Week 2: A GeoPaleo Adventure

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Week 2
Dinosaur Geology of the Colorado Plateau and Uinta Basin
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Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 - Day 5 - Marine Invertebrate Fossils - Eocene Terrestrial Fossils
Details of the trip in case you want to go next year
Russ's web site with LOTS of pictures of a previous trip to pretty much the same places
Russ's pictures from our trip

Coincidentally this was the intersection where we met and parted!
We spent a good part of the week going between the Cretaceous and Jurassic formations
Click on the day below to see pictures

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 - Day 5 - Marine Invertebrate Fossils - Eocene Terrestrial Fossils

Day 1
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Museum of Western Colorado
  • Rabbit Valley Dig site
  • Drive to Moab  Petroglyphs along Colorado River Canyon
  • Theropod and Sauropod Tracks near La Sal Mts
Day 2
  • Arches NP
  • Mill Canyon Dino Trail
  • Morrison Formation Sauropod & Theropod Tracks
  • San Rafael Swell
  • Ferron Sandstone of Mancos
  • Dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs
  • Tour of CEU Prehistoric Museum
Day 3
  • Outcrop of the lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation SE of Price
  • Examine the Mancos Shale (late Cretaceous seaway) and collect marine invertebrates
  • Tracksites in Black Hawk Formation, Mesaverde Group
  • Utah Field House of Natural History - Steve Sroka
Day 4
  • Drive Through The Ages (Geology Tour North of Vernal )
  • Hike to Tracksites at Redfleet Reservoir (Navajo/Nugget Sandstone - Late Triassic - Lower Jurassic)
  • Drive at Phosphate mine overlook
  • Dinosaur National Monument -Quarry, examine geology in monument (Triassic to Cretaceous)
  • Chew Ranch Dig Site
  • Examine Petroglyphs in Navajo/Nugget Sandstone along road to Josie's Cabin.
Day 5
  • Canyon Pintado (Painted Canyon). Fremont Culture pictographs
  • Douglas Pass -Collecting Eocene Green River Formation plants & insect fossils
  • Grand Junction at Rock Slide Brew and Pub.
 

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 - Day 5 - Marine Invertebrate Fossils - Eocene Terrestrial Fossils

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Joe, Russ & Scott (Our instructors & guides)

Sandy & Bill Hood, our local geo-paleo guides for a couple of days

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